25 February 2007

better-than-wholesale e-voting machines

Wired has an article describing a method one computer science researcher is using to acquire e-voting machines for security analysis: he bought them cheap off eBay. No background check, no non-disclosure agreement, nothing. And by cheap I mean he paid $82 for $25,000 worth of Sequoia e-voting equipment (that's a 99.672% markdown).

Although the Wired article claims that the research finds these machines to be more secure than products from competing companies, the researcher's Web page about his evaluation paints a dimmer picture.

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