Hack-a-day shows another electronic voting machine insecurity

In case you’d forgotten the security issues with current electronic voting machines, here’s a video that Hack-A-Day highlighted recently.  In it, we see someone get into an electronic voting machine and swap the ROM in about 60 seconds.

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Yes, this is not some surefire way to control the votes, since it is highly susceptible to getting caught.  Still, there are sure to be some places where this could be pulled off without anyone being wiser for it.  Security in electronic voting systems is not easy.  But until the vendors at least take the concept seriously, we’ll not have electronic voting systems worth using or trusting.

[tags]Controlling the votes, Electronic voting insecurities, Security, Hack-a-Day[/tags]