Diebold voting machine key copied from pic on Diebold site

BoingBoing reader Sejin says,


In another stunning blow to the security and integrity of Diebold's electronic voting machines, someone has made a copy of the key which opens ALL Diebold e-voting machines from a picture on the company's own website. The working keys were confirmed by Princeton scientists, the same people who discovered that a simple virus hack on the Diebold machines could steal an election.

Read the rest

FL e-voting machines select GOP ticket in error

BB reader Doran says,

The Miami Herald is reporting numerous problems (they call it "a handful of glitches") with voting machines which are registering votes for Democrats as votes for the Republican. The story cites several examples. In one the voter requested help from a poll worker, but even then it took three tries to get the machine to record the vote properly.

Read the rest

Diebold voting machines opened with hotel minibar key

The key that controls access to a standard Diebold voting machine is a common key that can be ordered from the Internet, also used to open hotel minibars.

The access panel door on a Diebold AccuVote-TS voting machine – the door that protects the memory card that stores the votes, and is the main barrier to the injection of a virus – can be opened with a standard key that is widely available on the Internet…

Using such a standard key doesn't provide much security, but it does allow Diebold to assert that their design uses a lock and key.

Read the rest

Diebold voting machines can be beaten with a switch-flip

Diebold's voting machines are even less secure than previously suspected. Inspection of a Diebold machine by the open Voting Foundation revealed that all it takes to get a Diebold machine to boot a modified, crooked operating system is the flip of a switch, a task that can be accomplished in a brief moment using nothing but a screwdriver. — Read the rest

Diebold voting machines can be 0wned in minutes

Diebold's notoriously insecure voting machines — in use across the USA — have been found to have an even deeper vulnerability than previously known. A new report by Harri Hursti, released on BlackBoxVoting, documents how an attacker with a few moments' of private physical access to a machine could compromise it and load it with his own software, compromising every function of the machine, including the ability to count votes. — Read the rest

Palm Beach County voting machines generated 100K anomalies in 2004

Black Box Voting has released its stats from its investigation of the electronic voting machines used in 2004 in Palm Beach County, Florida: they found over 100,000 anomalies in the logs:

The internal logs of at least 40 Sequoia touch-screen voting machines reveal that votes were time and date-stamped as cast two weeks before the election, sometimes in the middle of the night…

Dozens of voting machines were turned off during the middle of the election while the polls were open.

Read the rest

Join EFF's lobby blitz and guarantee honest voting machines!

Cindy Cohn, EFF's legal director (whose landmark Bernstein case legalized crypto), sez,

Feel like your democracy is a bit opaque these days? Beginning tomorrow, EFF will help shed a little light in two interconnected ways. On Thursday and Friday, June 9th and 10th, EFF will provide a series of weblog reports of a two-day lobbying effort by a coalition of activist groups fighting for transparent, auditable electronic voting.

Read the rest

Tech glitch in NC e-voting machines results in 4,530 lost votes

Over 4,500 votes vanished in one North Carolina county due to a data storage error. Whoops! Democracy buffer overrun.

Scattered other problems may change results in races around the state. Local officials said UniLect, the maker of the county's electronic voting system, told them that each storage unit could handle 10,500 votes, but the limit was actually 3,005 votes.

Read the rest

Sim e-voting machine almost as buggy as real thing

If you're a Sims player you can download this "Dumboold" electronic voting machine, which has almost as many flaws as the real thing from our malfeasant friends at Diebold!

The Diebold Voting Machine is programmed with cheats, bugs and easter eggs, which you can discover and read about by playing around with it.

Read the rest

Diebold voting machines vulnerability

Diebold's voting machines have a stunning security defect:

Manipulation technique found in the Diebold central tabulator — 1,000 of these systems are in place, and they count up to two million votes at a time.

By entering a 2-digit code in a hidden location, a second set of votes is created.

Read the rest

Electronic voting machines: WE WON!

Remember last week when EFF asked IEEE members to write to their organization to get it to rein in a broken standards process that was threatening to unleash corruptable voting-machines onto unsuspecting democracies?

Well, we won! After all the hue and cry over the problems with the proposed standard, the committee has voted no-confidence in the proposal, sending electronic voting-machines back to the drawing board. — Read the rest

New voting machines are criminally bad

Salon is running an astonishing interview with Bev Harris, the whistle-blower who broke the news that the computerized voting machines in use across America are not only insecure, but deliberately so, because insecure machines are easier for the techs from Diebold and other suppliers to "fix" when they have embarassing failures (of course, they're also easy for anyone else who wants to "fix" an election). — Read the rest

MyPillow guy says he is "very, very happy" happy that Dominion is suing him for $1.3 billion

Dominion is suing  Mike Lindell, the Trump-supporting founder of MyPillow, for defamation. The voting machine maker seeking more than $1.3 billion in damages against Lindell.

From The Wall Street Journal:

The complaint alleges that Mr. Lindell made false claims about the integrity of Dominion's voting machines and that he knew no credible evidence supported his claims that the company had stolen the election from Mr.

Read the rest