Saturday, September 06, 2008

But are voting machines really dangerous in practice? 

Spokesmen for the voting machine manufacturers like to say that the reported vulnerabilities are unrealistic in the context of an actual election, with all its tests and security procedures.

This is plausible. There are lots of cases in security work where it's OK to work around a problem with a cross-check instead of eliminating the problem altogether.

Are they right?

Princeton researcher Dan Wallach rebuts vendor claims in detail. He explains how an attacker or a corrupt official could do the same things his team did, and throw an election without getting caught.


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