Friday, September 24, 2004

Touchscreen Voting Monkey Business

Critics of the Diebold electronic voting machines have complained that they are so easy to hack that a monkey could do it. Now they can prove it! A video produced by the group Black Box Voting, shows a computer-savvy chimpanzee deleting the audit log in less than a minute. The log is the only record kept on the paperless systems. In response, a Diebold spokesman still insisted that the system is secure. Can someone say Kryptonite lock?

P.S. I should apologize to chimpanzees for the headline, since they are apes (like humans), not monkeys.


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