Monday, October 30, 2006

How to steal an election

Thanks to Sasha for forwarding this fascinating article from Ars Technica. Jason Kitcat also has good ongoing coverage of the lunatics in the UK government who are again pushing forward with e-voting trials.

Over the course of almost eight years of reporting for Ars Technica, I've followed the merging of the areas of election security and information security, a merging that was accelerated much too rapidly in the wake of the 2000 presidential election. In all this time, I've yet to find a good way to convey to the non-technical public how well and truly screwed up we presently are, six years after the Florida recount. So now it's time to hit the panic button: In this article, I'm going to show you how to steal an election.

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