How to steal a Diebold election

Princeton researchers conducted a security analysis on a Diebold electronic voting machine and found that the machines can be untraceably hacked in just a few minutes:

Corey Doctorow of Boing Boing explains:



Princeton security researchers Ariel J. Feldman, J. Alex Halderman, and Edward W. Felten have taken apart one of Diebold's notorious voting machines and done a thorough security analysis of its workings. They showed that they could easily install software on the machine that would allow an attacker to steal votes from one candidate and give them to another -- they showed that this would be undetectable, and easily done. They've published a paper and an amazing, disturbing video showing how this could be done.
As is traditional when a glaring security hole is discovered in one of their products, Diebold claims to have fixed the problem. Diebold is sure getting a lot of second chances.

[Boing Boing, AMERICAblog]
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