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eomer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-08 07:28 PM
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25. His theory of a MIM attack changing election results as they were transmitted
from county tabulators to state tabulators is clearly false isn't it?

Here's an excerpt from Spoonamore's affidavit where he describes that possible attack:

2) The vote tabulation and reporting system, as modified at the direction of Mr. Blackwell,
allowed the introduction of a single computer in the middle of the pathway. This computer
located at a company principally managing IT Systems for GOP campaign and political
operations (Computer C) received all information from each county computer (Computer A)
BEFORE it was sent onward to Computer B. This centralized collection of all incoming
statewide tabulations would make it extremely easy for a single operator, or a preprogrammed
single "force balancing computer" to change the results in any way desired by the team
controlling Computer C.
In this case GOP partisan operatives.

Each county reported their results locally so altering them during transmission from the county to the state would not be a successful approach. The difference between the county results reported by the county and the county results reported by the state would have been immediately obvious.

Please let me know if I'm missing some way this attack could have been the case. It seems to be obviously false, as far as I can tell, and it is the one that Spoonamore has been talking about the most.

He does also mention some other possible attacks that I haven't seen debunked. For example:

3) If scenario #2 described above is true, Computer C, was placed functionally in a central
control position in the network, for Computer C to have even updated instructions for various
tabulators at the county level
(Computers A) to change their results at the county level.

But it is the main theory of the MIM altering results during transmission that I am complaining about.

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