Misplaced Concern Over Diebold Hack Tests
from the you're-concerned-about-what-now? dept
On Friday we noted our general horror at the fact that Diebold representatives responded with inappropriate jokes about the fact that the company's voting machines were easily hacked to provide incorrect results. Given the company's history, however, it probably wasn't that surprising. What's even more horrifying, though, is the reaction of certain politicians to this news. While Florida Governor Jeb Bush has now said that the state needs to review how it certifies voting machines, this bit of very positive news comes with the odd response by Florida's acting Secretary of State. Instead of noting concern about the easily hacked machines, David Mann claimed his main concern was with the election official who let the hack test proceed. His "concern" seems to be that this test may have exposed information that shouldn't have gotten out. Apparently, he believes that security through obscurity is the best way to protect the integrity of our elections, rather than actually making sure our voting equipment is safe and accurate.