Florida issues 'Technical Advisory' for 'Security Enhancements' on All Voting Systems in StateQuicklink submitted by Joan Brunwasser Permalink
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|Picking up in the tradition of California's Sec. of State Bruce McPherson, who seems to have a fondness for Friday night releases of important information which he hopes nobody will notice, Florida's Division of Elections Director, Dawn K. Roberts, issued a 'Technical Advisory' memorandum calling for 'enhancements to voting system security procedures that each supervisor of elections must address immediately.' The memo was issued late this evening at the end of the work week. Roberts' memo (posted in full below) would be the first official acknowledgment, to our awareness, by the state of Florida of the security concerns raised by the recent Leon County, FL 'hack test' conducted by Election Supervisor Ion Sancho. That now-infamous test -- in which computer security professional Harri Hursti had managed to access and change information on the Diebold optical-scan voting machine memory cards -- resulted in the results of the test election being completely flipped, without a trace being left behind.|
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