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AtLiberty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:05 PM
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Chicago Online Voter Registration Database Vulnerable to Hackers!
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 05:07 PM by AtLiberty
EXCLUSIVE: ELECTION SECURITY BREACH - CHICAGO, COOK COUNTY ONLINE VOTER REGISTRATION DATABASE DISCOVERED VULNERABLE TO HACKERS!

Personal Information, Social Security Numbers, Birthdates of 1.5 Million Voters Exposed to Online Tampering, Downloading, Identification Theft!

Breach Discovered, Video-Taped by Illinois Election Integrity Organization


Blogged from the road by Brad Friedman
Oct. 23, 2006


Another stunning security breach has been exposed in our nation's electoral system, The BRAD BLOG has learned, as the online voter registration database containing the personal information of some 1.5 million voters in Chicago has been found to be vulnerable to both downloading and hacking.

The flawed electronic database which allowed the retrieval and modification of personal voter information including social security numbers and birthdates of Chicago voters was discovered recently by members of the Illinois Ballot Integrity Project (IBIP), a non-partisan group of Election Integrity advocates.

IBIP members say they were able to not only get full editing access to the online database, but also found they could modify the records for registered voters, setting them to inactive and otherwise changing addresses and other key information fields.

The ability to gain access and hack the system, said by IBIP to be covered on the front page of tomorrow's Chicago Sun-Times was documented by the group on video-tape.

http://www.bradblog.com/?p=3654
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:06 PM
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1. Here we f*cking go...
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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:07 PM
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2. No kidding been that way for a while Daley has done crap about it
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emlev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:58 PM
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3. IBIP deserves our support! Let's get this story out there! EOM
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Ellipsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:03 PM
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4. K&R
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kster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:57 PM
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5. OK thats it we need random audits
:rofl: just joking, WE NEED TO HAND COUNT THE F---G PAPER BALLOTS PERIOD!!

K AND R..........
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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:40 PM
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6. ABC:Chicago Voter Database Hacked
Civic Group Claims It Could Have Tampered With Voter Roles

As if there weren't enough concerns about the integrity of the vote, a non-partisan civic organization today claimed it had hacked into the voter database for the 1.35 million voters in the city of Chicago.

Bob Wilson, an official with the Illinois Ballot Integrity Project — which bills itself as a not-for-profit civic organization dedicated to the correction of election system deficiencies — tells ABC News that last week his organization hacked the database, which contains detailed information about hundreds of thousands of Chicago voters, including their Social Security numbers, and dates of birth.

"It was a serious identity theft problem, but also a problem that could potentially create problems with the election," Wilson said.

A nefarious hacker could have changed every voter's status from active to inactive, which would have prevented them from voting, he said.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=2601085&page=1
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AtLiberty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:28 PM
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7. This is already HUGE news in Chicago!
In the was the lead story on Fox News at 9. They actually did a good job tying this into the big picture.

It will be on the Chicago ABC station at 10.
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AtLiberty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 08:35 AM
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8. No mention of IBIP in this Sun
No mention of IBIP or election reform in this article!

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/108366,CST-NWS-hack2...

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