Have You Heard? E-Voting Machines Can Be Hacked

from the shocking,-I-know dept

There have been more than enough stories over the last few years (hell, over the last month) to make you question just how secure and reliable e-voting machines are. So, it should come as no surprise to find out that the voting machines (made by Nedap) used for e-voting in Holland and France are easily hackable. Turns out that anyone with "brief access" to the machines can "control the election results." According to the story, 90% of votes in the Netherlands use these machines, and the election is a month away. Well, at least we know that the US isn't the only country facing this issue. It still makes you wonder, though, why election officials were so eager to get these machines up and running, knowing that there are so many problems with them.
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  1. identicon
    Tyshaun, 5 Oct 2006 @ 6:29pm

    so?

    So what if Bush stole the election or not, his incrementally more horrific screwups have more than overshadowed how he got into office anyway! "STay the course" let's continue to frag brave American soldiers who without question answered Bush's call to fight his personal battle, just to see our enemy more resolute and greater in number. What a moron.

    I don't understand why it's so dang hard to write and design a voting machine that is accurate. All you need is an interface that is easy and a well made box to keep the processor in. This shouldn't be this hard, unless voting machine manufacturers intentionally leave holes in their products for future "tuning"......

    Conspiracy theorist unite!

    I don't care, I'm saving up money and moving to some third world hell hole. At least being starved and exposed to disease is an honest way to get f***** over. Right now politicians in this country are working us all over and somehow convincing the general population it's for the better.

    Which one are you going to take, the red pill or the blue? The political matrix is calling you!

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