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GETPLANING Donating Member (370 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 10:46 AM
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18. It's not so much the machines
as it is the network the machines are on. The most common hack is called "man in the middle" where the data leaving the machine is intercepted and restacked before sending it to the tabulators. It takes milliseconds and is practically undetectable. Statistical analysis is the only way to determine if a hack has taken place and even then it's just a statistical analysis until a complete forensic analysis is done. Getting to the forensic analysis is the hard part because legal teams from the GOP will fight tooth and nail to prevent it.
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