27 September 2011

Diebold voting machines can be hacked by remote control - 2012 Elections - Salon.com

..."The cost of the attack that you're going to see was $10.50 in retail quantities," explains Warner in the video. "If you want to use the RF [radio frequency] remote control to stop and start the attacks, that's another $15. So the total cost would be $26."

The video shows three different types of attack, each demonstrating how the intrusion developed by the team allows them to take complete control of the Diebold touch-screen voting machine. They were able to demonstrate a similar attack on a DRE system made by Sequoia Voting Systems as well.

In what Warner describes as "probably the most relevant attack for vote tampering," the intruder would allow the voter to make his or her selections. But when the voter actually attempts to push the Vote Now button, which records the voter's final selections to the system's memory card, he says, "we will simply intercept that attempt ... change a few of the votes," and the changed votes would then be registered in the machine.

"In order to do this," Warner explains, "we blank the screen temporarily so that the voter doesn't see that there's some revoting going on prior to the final registration of the votes..."

Read the rest of this troubling article at the link. It is worth remembering that it was electronic vote tampering in Ohio during the 2004 presidential election that forced 4 more years of the felon George Bush upon us. We as a nation are still recoiling from that and suffering from his terrible economic policies and his allowing 9/11 to happen.

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