E-Voting Machines More Dangerous Than First Thought

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I’ve talked about the new electronic voting machines before on my show and with Charlie Sherman and Paul Westcott.  It’s scary to think that there’s no real audit trail on these machines, which are designed to provide a friendly user-interface and be reasonably easy-to-use.  The real problem is the lack of an audit trail.

We’ve discussed at least a half dozen serious problems with these devices which have been installed all across the country.  The most recent problem?  Direct hardware hacks.

Turns out that with a $20 bill, a technical person could build a small card which, when installed, would allow a hacker to remotely control the votes that were cast by the machine with no way to determine which votes were changed and how.

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