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[liberationtech] Fwd: [peoplecount] Encryption no deterent to hackers of voting machines (fwd)
sheilaruthparks at comcast.net
Sun Jan 30 18:01:21 PST 2011
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I am very eager to hear what you have to say about hand-counting all
our votes in elections and why and how. Again, see the Center web site, below
>Comments from the team that hacked Washington D.C.'s now-mothballed
>internet voting system.
>"We modified all the ballots that had already been
>cast to contain write-in votes for candidates we
>selected. (Although the system encrypts voted
>ballots, we simply discarded the encrypted files
>and replaced them with different ones that we
>encrypted using the same key.) We also rigged the
>system to replace future votes in the same way.
>"We installed a back door that let us view any
>ballots that voters cast after our attack. This
>modification recorded the votes, in unencrypted
>form, together with the names of the voters who
>cast them, violating ballot secrecy."
>[ From "Hacked Voting System Stored Accessible Password, Encryption Key"
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Sheila Parks, Ed.D.
Center for Hand-Counted Paper Ballots
Belmont, MA 02478
DEMOCRACY IN OUR HANDS
sheila at handcountedpaperballots.org
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