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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-30-06 08:10 AM
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Network World article about Brennan report
I get a daily email from SecuritySpace.com that lists articles on security issues. Last nights email had this in it:

The results are in: All e-voting machines vulnerable to software attacks
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2006/062906-e-voting-m...
Story from NetworkWorld

Network Worlds article:
"All three of the nation's most commonly used electronic voting systems are vulnerable to software attacks - attacks that could affect the outcome of local or national elections.
.....
Findings include:

* The systems are vulnerable to the injection of corrupt software or attack programs designed to take over a machine.
* Automatic audits are necessary.
* Wireless components are particularly at risk of infiltration, and the report recommends banning such components.
* Most states haven’t implemented measures to detect software attacks."

Links are provided in the article to the Brennan report.
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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-30-06 08:12 AM
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1. Wow.
When intensely geekish publications like this one start with the stories, you know something is definitely up.

This story has gone viral.
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mrsadm Donating Member (192 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-30-06 08:41 AM
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2. ALL software is vulnerable
Spending my career in software for many years with a lot of programming experience, I can tell you with certainty that ALL software is vulnerable. It is just the degree of difficulty in cracking it that varies. Wireless technology especially should in no way be considered for voting data. Audits are critical to ensuring integrity. Backup paper trails - I think - should be required, so all results could be verified.
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