Sunday, August 08, 2004

NYTimes > Editorial Observer: Rolling Down the Highway, Looking Out for Flawed Elections

The New York Times > Opinion > Editorial Observer: Rolling Down the Highway, Looking Out for Flawed Elections:
"The elections director of Mohave County, Ariz., was so proud of his new electronic voting system that Bev Harris barely had the heart to point out its vulnerabilities. But she did, and before long she was ticking off the ways that she said an outsider could hijack his central tabulator - the computer that stores all of the county's votes - and steal an election.

By the time she had shown him a 'backdoor' way to gain access to his software without a password, the elections director was visibly concerned. Before she left, he asked her to send him a list of things he could do to safeguard this year's election.

Ms. Harris's visit to Mohave County was part of a monthlong trip in which she and her deputy, Andy Stephenson, traveled to 10 states, investigating flaws in electronic voting and giving on-the-fly computer security tutorials."

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/08/opinion/08sun3.html
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