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Voting Problems?

A new study shows major security problems with Diebold voting machines.

Writer’s Voice upcoming guest Steve Freeman reports on a new study showing security problems with Diebold voting machines:

Ari Feldman, Alex Halderman and Ed Felten of Princeton’s Center for IT Policy have released a paper and video that demonstrates a series of serious attacks against the DESI AccuVote-TS (used statewide in Maryland and Georgia). They were able to, with one minute of physical access to this machine, inject “vote stealing” code that would completely erase all evidence of its presence after an election. They were also able to “infect” memory cards such that the malicious program could be distributed to a wide population of machines (given enough time).

And here’s a more complete article about the study, reported on Mark Crispin Miller’s blog, Report from the Underground. (Go to Election 2006 to hear an excerpt from our interview with Miller back in July.)

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About Francesca Rheannon

Francesca Rheannon is an award-winning independent radio producer. In addition to hosting Writer’s Voice, she’s a freelance reporter for National Public Radio and its affiliates. Recipient of the prestigious Nancy Dickerson Whitehead Award for reporting on substance abuse issues for her news series, VOICES OF HIV, produced for 88.5 WFCR public radio in western Massachusetts. She is also finishing a book on Provence (PROVINCE OF THE HEART) and working on a memoir of her father, THE ARGONAUTS.

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