Diebold Source Code Leaked Again — Is That Such A Bad Thing?
from the should-be-secure-either-way,-right? dept
The e-voting mess continues to get messier, as the FBI is looking into the possible theft (and leak) of Diebold’s e-voting source code. Various articles on this are pointing out how problematic this is, as the source code could help someone discover a vulnerability and cause problems in next month’s elections. Of course, to be totally honest, it doesn’t seem like it takes all that much work to find security vulnerabilities in Diebold e-voting machines these days with or without the source code. At the same time, it also sounds like this particular source code is a bit old. More importantly, though, if Diebold is really so confident that their e-voting machines are safe (as silly as that may sound), shouldn’t they be comfortable with the machines’ security even if the source code is public?