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BradBlog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-04-10 03:56 PM
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Hackers Inject Univ. of Michigan 'Fight Song' Onto System During D.C. Internet Voting Scheme Tests
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Hackers Inject Univ. of Michigan 'Fight Song' Onto System During D.C. Internet Voting Scheme Tests
Latest incident in long, growing list of e-vote hack events...

Last week we told you about D.C.'s intention of running an insane live experiment on live voters in a live election with an untested, wholly unverifiable, easily-manipulated Internet Voting scheme this November, and about just some of the computer security and election experts who have been desperately trying to warn them against it.

And now we find out that the very short planned pre-election test phase, in which hackers were invited to try to manipulate the system, has been abruptly aborted in the wake of a, um, disturbing (if not wholly unpredictable) development

FULL STORY: http://www.bradblog.com/?p=8106

Read more: http://www.bradblog.com/?p=8106
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-04-10 04:07 PM
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1. Paper ballots don't have a horn section.
Edited on Mon Oct-04-10 04:18 PM by Bozita
Nor do they salute "The Victors" while the election goes on.
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BradBlog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-04-10 04:28 PM
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2. They don't allow you to play Pac-Man either...
(See the link to the full story for explanation, if needed)
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-04-10 04:49 PM
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6. Here's hoping they buy good quality speakers for those voting machines.
Perhaps something from Klipsch.



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GETPLANING Donating Member (370 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-04-10 04:43 PM
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3. Finally the corporate media covers it
Only because it's so damn funny. Until you stop and think about it for a minute.
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-04-10 04:45 PM
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4. Hail, Hail, Hail to the Hackers!
The code crackers and the best.
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-04-10 05:48 PM
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8. This one's for you, MrScorpio ...
It's easy to see ... ummm ... hear the need for the high quality speaker systems for the voting machines.

Here's hoping you don't mind hearing Bob Ufer again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n77q4ifpgKU&feature=rela...
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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-04-10 04:46 PM
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5. Hail to the victors, valiant...nt
Sid
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-04-10 04:53 PM
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7. Michigan, the Champions of the West!
(at least it was "the West" when the song was written)
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-04-10 05:54 PM
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9. Hey fella; voters LIKE peppy music
What do you have against a nice song? Are you some kind of music hater? So what if every vote comes out for Desmond Howard? He was a very good football player.
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BradBlog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-04-10 09:17 PM
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10. LOLing (literally! Thx!) nt
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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-04-10 09:31 PM
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11. I remember an article on Slashdot...
Some hackers managed to get a touchscreen voting machine to run Pac-man, all without cracking open the case or breaking any of the seals.
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