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[liberationtech] Fwd: [peoplecount] Encryption no deterent to hackers of voting machines (fwd)

Yosem Companys companys at stanford.edu
Sun Jan 30 18:16:44 PST 2011


Thanks for sending, Sheila.  Very interesting.

On Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 6:01 PM, Sheila Parks
<sheilaruthparks at comcast.net>wrote:

>
> Hello all,
>
> I am new to the list, invited by Yosem
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> I thought you might be interested in this email and want to comment
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> Please, see my tag line below, to know  more of who I am
>
> The list serve this email went to is not affiliated with the Center for
> Hand-Counted Paper Ballots
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> But I am the moderator of the list serve and the founder
>
> 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
> Sheila
>
>
>
>  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"
>> http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/10/voting-system-hacked/ ]
>>
>>
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> Sheila Parks, Ed.D.
> Founder
> Center for Hand-Counted Paper Ballots
> Belmont, MA 02478
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