July 24, 2003

Voting machines are hackable

Computer Voting Is Open to Easy Fraud, Experts Say

Well, like I said when I did a UI review of the systems, I wasn't getting into the security of the system. Someone else did it instead, with actual information instead of any anecdotal info I have.

Truth be told, I'm not really surprised that it's hackable. How hackable, that's a bit of a shock -- the thing really reaks, using Access as a database and NO paper trail at all.

But the big thing for me is this: if it's so hackable, do election results from such a system become questionable? Questionable enough to challenge election results in court? If so, what happens when not just some, but the *entire* election becomes questionable?

It's an interesting dilemna.

Posted by Ted Stevko at July 24, 2003 01:39 PM | TrackBack