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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-09 10:21 AM
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Federal study says all touch-screen voting machines allow undetectable hacking
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Federal study says all touch-screen voting machines allow undetectable hacking
February 18, 1:12 PM
by Michael Richardson, Boston Progressive Examiner

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued a nationwide review of electronic voting machines. Buried in the technical jargon of computer programmers are some alarming findings that should trigger a public outcry against touch-screen voting machines.

The NIST Voting Team provided a definition of 'voting system' that highlighted points of attack from hackers. "Equipment (including hardware, firmware, and software), materials, and documentation used to define elections and ballot styles, configure voting equipment, identify and validate voting equipment configurations, perform logic and accuracy tests, activate ballots, capture votes, count votes, reconcile ballots needing special treatment, generate reports, transmit election data, archive election data, and audit elections."

The NIST experts recommended, "All voting systems SHALL be auditable."

Defining auditability of software-driven voting machines involves "high-level auditability requirements that essentially demand that any error, whether randomly occurring or maliciously introduced, is detectable (error is defined essentially as an incorrect vote total result)."

more at:
http://www.examiner.com/x-1969-Boston-Progressive-Exami...
STUDY:
http://www.eac.gov/program-areas/voting-systems/docs/ni...
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