Diebold online store may reveal e-voting security flaw

Feb. 6, 2008
CNET News.com: Imagine if all it took to get inside widely-used Diebold electronic voting kiosks — perhaps with malicious intentions, such as installing tally-altering software on its memory card — was a photograph of the key to the system's physical lock. Thanks to a little help from the e-voting outfit itself, it may actually be that simple, a security researcher from Princeton University suggested recently. According to J. Alex Halderman, a computer science doctoral student, a picture of the key published at Diebold's online store was a veritable blueprint for filing down ordinary hardware-store cabinet keys to an identical shape.

Topics: Government , North America , Touchscreens

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