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BradBlog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:43 PM
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EXCLUSIVE: CHICAGO REGISTRATION DATABASE HACKED! 1.5 MILLION VOTERS PERSONA...


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

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.

An exclusive version of that video-taped hacked has been made available to The BRAD BLOG.

Cook County elections officials are said to be scrambling to plug the hole in what has become an ever-increasingly unsecured system of voting in America in light of new regulations, encouraging the use of electronic voting systems and state-wide registration databases, as set forth by Congress' Help America Vote Act (HAVA) after the 2000 Election Debacle....

FULL EXCLUSIVE DETAILS, STATEMENT FROM IBIP:
http://www.bradblog.com/?p=3654

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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:45 PM
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1. Holy shit...
:wtf: :argh: :puke: :mad: :nuke: :grr:
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badgerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:45 PM
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2. K & R
Frist!
Ooops...wrong blog...

Paper ballots, anyone?



:kick:
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Quakerfriend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:47 PM
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3. Yikes! Oprah ought to do a show on this.
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:49 PM
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5. not Oprah
she wants to talk about Jen and whoever. :eyes:
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:47 PM
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4. Son-of-a-bitches!
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riderinthestorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:49 PM
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6. If I can recall, Dem Melissa Bean's district encompasses some of Cook Co.
How conveeeenient....
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:53 PM
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7. We need to keep these electronic voting system probs threads kicked!
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Change has come Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:54 PM
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8. we sure do
:kick:
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:00 PM
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9. Shake n bake n I'll help.
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:07 PM
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10. K & R for Transparent Democracy nm
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:21 PM
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11. Brad, I don't know how you keep up,
but please don't stop.

:yourock:
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Withywindle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:42 PM
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12. GodDAMN!
Well, my credit's so crappy anyone stealing my identity won't be able to do much with it. That's some cold comfort, I guess.

But now we know how they plan to crack the deep-blue cities, I guess.
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:18 PM
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13. K & R n/t
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:54 PM
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14. Jesus, this is going to be one hell of an election.....
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:04 PM
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15. I'm not surprised
with the amount of election manipulation going on in a hackable system, would we expect these databases to be secure?
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:17 PM
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16. Interesting.
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cui bono Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:48 PM
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17. Thanks for fighting the good fight Brad! n/t
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:59 PM
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18. Kick!
NT!

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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 10:10 AM
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19. why tf were these people's SSNs involved?
When were those required to vote?? Did I miss something?
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