28 October 2006

Perils of e-Democracy

The following article details some of the hazards of electronic voting. It's somewhat long, but it's very interesting (and a bit frightening):

How to steal an election by hacking the vote

I especially like the default password of '1111' on the voting machines, and the fact that this is probably still the password on a large number of these machines. And the fact that the same key (the same little chunk of metal) will access the memory card on every single machine.

1 comment:

mbrisby said...

Soem interesting (if somewhat alarmist) follow-up information can be found at http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20061101-8131.html