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Boredtodeath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-04 08:43 AM
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13. Yet, 3 months ago she was calling on hackers
E-voting critic calls on hackers to expose flaws
Published: July 29, 2004, 12:22 PM PDT
By Robert Lemos
Staff Writer, CNET

LAS VEGAS--Electronic voting systems have major security problems and hackers should make it their mission to find the flaws, an e-voting critic told security researchers on Thursday.


To hold voting machine makers to their promises of security, hackers should try to circumvent the systems and reveal their problems, she said. She pointed to a $10,000 reward promised by e-voting proponent Michael Shamos, a computer scientist at Carnegie Mellon University, as additional incentive.


Bev Harris, a well-known voting-security activist, joined Mercuri in the presentation, stressing that the system needs to be fixed, and soon.
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