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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
Officials in Mississippi are the first to speak out and tell their voters that even though the voters are forced to use the same Diebold Direct Recording Electronic voting machines that recently failed security testing in California and Florida there are no problems in Mississippi. It probably has to do with an upcoming primary election next Tuesday. What a tangled web we weave.....Matt Blaze, the leader of the California Source Code Team that looked at Sequoia code had this to say about the results from inspection of all three vendors code, " Unfortunately, while finding many of the vulnerabilities may have been straightforward enough, fixing them won't be. The root problems are architectural. All three reviewed products are, in effect, large-scale distributed systems that have many of their security-critical functions performed by equipment sent out into the field. In particular, the integrity of the vote tallies depends not only on the central computers at the county elections offices, but also on the voting machines (and software) at the polling places, removable media that pass through multiple hands, and complex human processes whose security implications may not be clear to the people who perform them. In other words, the designs of these systems expose generously wide "attack surfaces" to anyone who seeks to compromise them. And the defenses are dangerously fragile -- almost any bug, anywhere, has potential security implications."...
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