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Security experts say new electronic voting machines can be hacked

Posted By admin On October 27, 2012 @ 5:47 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

The Christian Science Monitor [1]
Oct 27, 2012

Rapid advances in the development of cyberweapons and malicious software mean that electronic-voting machines used in the 2012 election could be hacked, potentially tipping the presidential election or a number of other races.

Since the machines are not connected to the Internet, any hack would not be a matter of someone sneaking through cyberspace to change ballots. Rather, the concern is that an individual hacker, a partisan group, or even a nation state could infect voting machines by gaining physical access to them or by targeting the companies that service them.

The 2010 discovery of the Stuxnet cyberweapon, which used a thumb drive to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities and spread among its computers, illustrated how one type of attack could work. Most at risk are paperless e-voting machines, which don’t print out any record of votes, meaning the electronically stored results could be altered without anyone knowing they had been changed.

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[1] The Christian Science Monitor: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/10/27/security-experts-say-new-electronic-voting-machines-can-be-hacked/

[2] Early Reports of Electronic Voting Machines Flipping Votes: http://www.prisonplanet.com/early-reports-of-electronic-voting-machines-flipping-votes.html

[3] 90% Of Tonight’s Votes To Be Counted By Diebold Electronic Voting Machines: http://www.prisonplanet.com/90-of-tonights-votes-to-be-counted-by-diebold-electronic-voting-machines.html

[4] U.S. Elections: Will the Dead Vote and Voting Machines be Hacked?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-elections-will-the-dead-vote-and-voting-machines-be-hacked.html

[5] Easily Hacked Voting Systems to be Used in MA Special Election for the U.S. Senate: http://www.prisonplanet.com/easily-hacked-voting-systems-to-be-used-in-ma-special-election-for-the-u-s-senate.html

[6] Will Diebold Voting Machines Cheat Ron Paul Out Of 2nd Place In New Hampshire?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/will-diebold-voting-machines-cheat-ron-paul-out-of-2nd-place-in-new-hampshire.html

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