Diebold voting machines can be hacked by remote control – for $10


A laboratory test shows how Diebold machines can be easily manipulated. And Alaska’s Diebold machines, banned in California, can be manipulated in a similar way. Read about that HERE. Why did Alaska’s Lt. Governor certify a hand count of Murkowski’s ballots but certified a Diebold machine count of Miller’s ballots? And why did the Lt. Governor refuse Miller’s repeated requests that he be allowed, at his own cost, to conduct a hand count?

By Brad Friedman

It could be one of the most disturbing e-voting machine hacks to date.

Voting machines used by as many as a quarter of American voters heading to the polls in 2012 can be hacked with just $10.50 in parts and an 8th grade science education, according to computer science and security experts at the Vulnerability Assessment Team at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois. The experts say the newly developed hack could change voting results while leaving absolutely no trace of the manipulation behind.

“We believe these man-in-the-middle attacks are potentially possible on a wide variety of electronic voting machines,” said Roger Johnston, leader of the assessment team “We think we can do similar things on pretty much every electronic voting machine.”

The Argonne Lab, run by the Department of Energy, has the mission of conducting scientific research to meet national needs. The Diebold Accuvote voting system used in the study was loaned to the lab’s scientists by, of which the Brad Blog is a co-founder. Velvet Revolution received the machine from a former Diebold contractor.

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