The Raw Story
Group identifies new flaws in Diebold evoting machines
Published: Monday July 31, 2006
The Open Voting Foundation, a California-based nonprofit organization that works to promote the adoption of "open source" technology to the nation's voting machines, has announced it has found what it calls the "
"Diebold has made the testing and certification process practically irrelevant," said the Foundation's President Alan Descert, in a statement obtained by RAW STORY. he continued.
Technical specifications of the report may be read in the statement, an excerpt from which follows:
Open Voting Foundation is releasing 22 high-resolution close up pictures of the system. This picture, in particular, shows a â€œâ€ chart painted on the system board.
This is not a minor variation from the previously documented attack point on the newer Diebold TSx. To its credit, the TSx can only contain one boot profile at a time. Diebold has ensured that it is extremely difficult to confirm what code is in a TSx (or TS) at any one time but it is at least theoretically possible to do so. But
â€œThese findings underscore the need for open testing and certification. There is no way such a security vulnerability should be allowed. These systems should be recalledâ€