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Andromeda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:36 AM
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BBV - Diebold Source Code!
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 12:48 AM by Andromeda
This came in my mailbox. It's from Bush_Occupation@yahoogroups.com .

Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2004 22:45:01 -0500
From: "Valerie" <mchandler1@cinci.rr.com >
Subject: junk voting

Diebold Source Code!!! --by ouranos (dailykos.com) "Dr. Avi Rubin is currently Professor of Computer Science at John Hopkins University. http://www.avirubin.com/vote / He 'accidentally' got his hands on a copy of the Diebold software program--Diebold's source code--which runs their e-voting machines. Dr. Rubin's students pored over 48,609 lines of code that make up this software. One line in particular stood out over all the rest: #defineDESKEY((des_KEY8F2654hd4" All commercial programs have provisions to be encrypted so as to protect them from having their contents read or changed by anyone not having the key... The line that staggered the Hopkins team was that the method used to encrypt the Diebold machines was a method called Digital Encryption Standard (DES), a code that was broken in 1997 and is NO LONGER USED by anyone to secure programs. F2654hd4 was the key to the encryption. Moreover, because the KEY was IN the source code, all Diebold machines would respond to the same key. Unlock one, you have then ALL unlocked. I can't believe there is a person alive who wouldn't understand the reason this was allowed to happen. This wasn't a mistake by any stretch of the imagination."


If ATM didn't leave a verifiable paper trail and were as error prone as voting machines, banks would be bankrupt. Throw out all the voting machines and have the new ones manufactured by ATM companies!
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w13rd0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:45 AM
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1. Diebold IS an ATM company...
...I'm sure they know how to tack on a "fee" for usage of the machine...
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HR_Pufnstuf Donating Member (782 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:04 AM
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2. "dieb" = "thief" in german
Old Thief

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Andromeda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:13 AM
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3. How appropriate, hmmm....?
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