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Clinton Crusader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:21 AM
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Major bugs found in Diebold vote systems-Wash Times
http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041112-112037...

Washington, DC, Nov. 12
(UPI) -- The voting machine controversy likely will linger after a look at the systems source code software from Ohio-based Diebold yielded reports of numerous bugs.

Diebold was one of three companies -- including Election Systems & Software and Sequoia -- that provided updated technology for the 2004 election.

Computer Science Professor Avi Rubin of John Hopkins University analyzed Diebold's 47,609 lines of code and found it uses an encryption key that was hacked in 1997 and no longer is used in secure programs.

Rubin said Diebold has said it repaired the security flaws in subsequent programs, but that the company has not produced the code for analysis.

Diebold did return a call for comment.
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:27 AM
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1. Is there anyone surprised??????
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:29 AM
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2. Yeah, actually I'm extremely surprised--shocked even
Not that the code is full of bugs. All large apps are full of bugs.

What I'm shocked about is the source of this report. They're reporting that the software is fucked up in the Moonie Times?
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jhain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:38 AM
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4. same here!
this stopped me in my tracks!
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BeFree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:32 AM
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3. And Microsoft
Windows has so many holes in it you could say it's more just a screen.

How many holes have had to be plugged in your windows?

The programming for Dieblod was designed with the holes in mind, so that it could be changed at a whim.

It amazes me that the equipment got this far along. I'm guessing every Sup. of Elections was wined and dined in order to make the sale. There oughtta be public records available from the companies expense reports detailing the Diebold, etal, marketing.
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liberal_in_GA Donating Member (439 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:41 AM
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5. kicking this
This, along with that info posted earlier about money donated to Bush from Diebold execs, would make a helluva story, if someone had the cajones to write it.
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floridadem30 Donating Member (525 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:13 AM
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6. kicking
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libertypirate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:31 AM
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7. I hate this paper.... It's a repub tool....
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 11:33 AM by libertypirate
The unfortunate problem with the Washington Times is their use of Anonymous sourcing and Bull Shit... The owner is a maverick loon who is reported to be the single largest donor to the selfservatives.

He also has been convicted of money laundering. And to top things off get this Moony the Looney was crowned the Messiah in OUR US capitol building, disgraceful. Serious wacko, who has influence with our resident in thief. You have to love a country where even a lunatic can be legitimized if he's got money.

http://www.iapprovethismessiah.com/2004/06/this-really-...

http://www.buzzflash.com/interviews/04/10/int04055.html
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