E-Voting Machine Easily Reprogrammed To Play Pac-Man
from the wokka-the-vote dept
Tim Lee points us to Alex Halderman and Ariel Feldman's latest demonstration of the hackability of e-voting machines: they reprogrammed a Sequoia machine that was used in the 2008 elections to play Pac-Man:
The really important point is that they did this in three afternoons (and remember, these machines are often left totally unguarded, in the open at polling places for days before elections) without breaking any of the "tamper-resistant" seals that are supposed to alert anyone to any foul play. As Halderman noted:
We could have reprogrammed it to steal votes, but that's been done before, and Pac-Man is more fun!So now my only question is whether or not they get a cease and desist from NAMCO.