Monday, May 22, 2006

Milwaukee Jounal Covers Election Problems

Diebold sent a letter to machine owners stating that it "has determined there is a theoretical security issue" and that the "alleged vulnerability could potentially allow unauthorized software to be loaded onto the system."
The probability that unauthorized software could affect an election is considered "low," the letter states, but Bear said Diebold is working on a fix.

Avi Rubin, a Johns Hopkins University computer science professor, notes in a paper written with a colleague that Diebold security issues are "easily the most serious voting machine flaws we have seen to date."

"Where possible, precincts planning on using these machines should consider making paper backup systems available to prepare for the possibility of widespread failures on election day," he said.

They also cover Winnebago County specificly - click here for the full story.



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