FlemmingLeer´s english blog: Diebold e-vote software under scrutiny. Flawed or fraud for bu$h?    
 Diebold e-vote software under scrutiny. Flawed or fraud for bu$h?2 comments
28 Nov 2003 @ 16:14, by Flemming Leer Jakobsen

A Georgia group of citizens took the time to reevaluate the 2002 election held last November.

They found several disturbing things:
1. Voting machines was not certified. Under state and federal law, all voting machinery and component parts must be certified before use in an election.

2. Voting software was available on a public FTP, unencrypted and free to all to access.

3. Security features was nullified and could be run on Windows 98. The voting software was designed for the more secure Windows 2000 NT.

4. Found a mystical divide write-in votes by 1.

Also researchers from Information Security Institute at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore found several security flaws.
- Like passwords being stored in the source code.
- The ability to manipulate voter smartcard so one person could vote more than once.

Also one senior executive Diebold's vice-president of research and development, Talbot Iredale.... "wanted to shield the software from Wylie labs. An independent testing agency." This was exposed in an email obtained by campaigners.

"We do not want Wyle [sic] reviewing and certifying the operating systems," the e-mail reads. "Therefore can we keep to a minimum the references to the WinCE 3.0 operating system."

Also the voting machines are protected by trade-secret agreement making it a felony to inspect the machines. That was the result of a Palm Beach Country lawsuit.

2003 Independent Digital (UK) October 13, 2003 article @ commondreams.org

More info here:
americanassembler.com recent articles on this growing scandal
Including the complete Diebold hacked memos

E-voting flap
sparks legal threats @ MSNBC.com

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29 Nov 2003 @ 02:23 by vaxen : Yo Flemming!
Some new developements may bring the light to the Pajama People of this Republic, Flemming!

For Immediate Release Contact: Doug Gordon
Thursday, November 20, 2003 (202) 225-5871 (w)

Kucinich: Private Voting Machines;
Private Interests.

Unveils New Section Of His Website To Highlight Problems
With Current Electronic Voting Machines...


Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich (D-OH), Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, unveiled a new section to his website today to highlight the problems with the current electronic voting machines and a software provider, Diebold.

While Congress has passed legislation to ensure electronic voting can be conducted safely, implementation of the legislation has been slow. As a result, numerous problems have been found with the primary software provider, Diebold’s, product. According to an independent study conducted by Johns Hopkins University the most serious of numerous flaws in Diebold’s software permit a person to vote multiple times, view ballots already cast on a machine, modify party affiliation on ballots, cause votes to be miscounted, create, delete and modify votes on voting machine, and tamper with audit logs and election results.

Worse yet, it appears that Diebold has been aware of many of the flaws yet is unwilling or unable to fix the problems. That is why today, Kucinich has unveiled a new section of his website at: {http://www.house.gov/kucinich/issues/voting.htm}, to expose internal Diebold documents that show that it knew of flawed programs and made insecure changes to programs. Diebold has manipulated copyright law to intimidate universities and Internet service providers in order to remove these incriminating memos.

“The potential voting problems, if we continue to use these untested software programs and voting machines, will make the disaster of Florida in 2000 look mild,” stated Kucinich. “Private voting machines, free from oversight or transparency, only serve the private interest. I am proud to join today with over 50 colleges in this act of exposing Diebold. It is only through transparency and public awareness that we can reverse this dangerous trend of insecure voting.”

Barbara has links and more 'stuff' at her site.

I wish to hell I could believe this, Flemming...I mean that we could actually succeed and that Dennis is for real! What do you think?  

18 Jan 2004 @ 09:16 by fleer : he is
Yes, I think he is. I´ve tried to make some Danish newsmedia interested in this, but up to now without success...

- been "off line" for the past month..  

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