Thursday, December 01, 2011

Everything else is a sideshow. The voting machines can be hacked.

From Salon:

Diebold voting machines can be hacked by remote control - 2012 Elections
Voting machines used by as many as a quarter of American voters heading to the polls in 2012 can be hacked with just $10.50 in parts and an 8th grade science education, according to computer science and security experts at the Vulnerability Assessment Team at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois. The experts say the newly developed hack could change voting results while leaving absolutely no trace of the manipulation behind.

1 comment:

Kevin Scheunemann said...

Does this mean Lena Taylor doesn't need to get 36 people to vote from her "Lovehouse" anymore?

This voting machine thing is actually old news. It can be done, but I'm confident the election clerks outside Milwaukee & Dane counties are competent enough to secure and count the vote properly.

We all know why Milwaukee and Dane counties don't want more security and controls on the election processes...