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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    Nolan, 5 Oct 2006 @ 8:55pm

    Re: Re: Re: E-Voting Machines Can Be Hacked?

    If I may clarify, the first count of ballots in florida after the the courts decided not to allow recounts resulted in a net gain for gore putting him ahead of bush, further analysis put bush back in the lead.

    I don't believe either party "fixed" the election (for a fixed election that was an aweful lot of no being sure about the outcome).

    However, to get back on topic of electronic voting machines and fraud:

    The current system of private voting not traceable to an individual lends itself to fraud all too easily. The only way to be absolutely certain of accurate voting is with oversight and accountability. Afterall, if you can't attach a vote to a person, how can you garuntee a persons vote is counted.

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