Monday, September 18, 2006

another diebold story

I've been sitting on a handful of new stories relating to the diebold voting machines. I've since lost the links because I got tired of complaining about something that I can not fix. But it boggles my mind that these machines are still in use. Here's a clip:
Diebold voting machines opened with hotel minibar key
The key that controls access to a standard Diebold voting machine is a common key that can be ordered from the Internet, also used to open hotel minibars.
The access panel door on a Diebold AccuVote-TS voting machine — the door that protects the memory card that stores the votes, and is the main barrier to the injection of a virus — can be opened with a standard key that is widely available on the Internet...
- source: boingboing
Here's a link for more information.
With the elections quickly approaching I'm really starting to wonder if the whole system is corrupt. I used to believe this and never bothered voting, but now I'm again questioning myself to say "is it really worth partaking in a corrupt system?". I don't know.
Ah... found it... the other link that talks about the various problems the guy had as an election judge. His name is Avi Rubin.

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