Sunday, May 21, 2006

Diebold Vote Machines--NOT Ready for Prime Time

The BadgerBlogger reads interesting stuff!

There is a backdoor in the [Diebold] software that allows someone with access to the machines to completely alter the way the the votes are read and tabulated.

As it turns out, this isn’t simply a mistake in the programming, it is a built in feature.

Diebold "built-in" the feature for ease of maintenance and upgrades, assuming that nobody with authority over the machines (poll workers, municipal voting supervisors, etc.,) knows or understands DOS.

Faulty assumption.

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