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Electronic Voting Machines Are Unsafe From Hackers
2011-10-01 07:10:25

Computer scientists have demonstrated a way that hackers can use off-the-shelf hardware to tamper with electronic voting machines. The Diebold AccuVote TS electronic voting machine will be used to cast ballots for the 2012 presidential elections. A hacker could insert a small circuit board between the components connecting the touch screen of the device to its microprocessor. The $10.50 card then controls the information flowing into the machine's internal processor, which allows...

2010-10-07 16:05:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan computer science professor who led a successful hack of the District's new Internet voting platform for military and overseas voters will testify before the D.C. City Council in a public oversight hearing Friday morning. The D.C. Board of Ethics and Elections designed a "Digital Vote By Mail" system in which overseas and military voters could receive blank ballots and cast them over the Internet using PDF files. During...

2009-01-09 07:00:00

PASO ROBLES, Calif., Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- ProDocumentSolutions (Pro), a leader in election printing, announced they have developed a new method of securing and verifying Election Ballots, named SecuraVOTE(TM). The voting process currently used has created credibility and confidence issues with the general public. Electronic voting is also very controversial; subject to perceived validation and manipulation issues as well as system failures which fosters over-scrutiny by the media and...

2008-10-07 11:28:52

This week undergraduate and graduate students in an advanced computer security course at Rice University in Houston are learning hands-on just how easy it is to wreak havoc on computer software used in today's voting machines. As part of his advanced computer science class, Rice University Associate Professor and Director of Rice's Computer Security Lab Dan Wallach tests his students in a unique real-life experiment: They are instructed to do their very best to rig a voting machine in the...

2006-02-07 17:52:29

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Many states have fallen behind in efforts to upgrade voting equipment and improve voter registration and identification ahead of November's congressional elections, a report issued on Tuesday said. The report said nearly half of the states missed last month's federal deadline to implement changes required by the 2002 Help America Vote Act, which Congress passed to help restore confidence in the integrity of a process shaken by the drawn-out 2000 recount saga in...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.