Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Follow the instructions

Marty Kaplan Gives Instruction on How To Hack a Diebold Voting Machine.
This one escaped my attention when it was posted last week on Huffington Post. Thanks to Station Agent at Ice Station Tango, it got a second chance. Now you might think that this item being on HuffPo and IST would be enough, and frankly I don't like posting things that have been done to death elsewhere, especially if elsewhere has done a better job than I could ever hope to do. But if I had my way, this item would be posted on every liberal/progressive blog on the internet.

What issue could be more important in a democracy than voter's rights and fair elections? As Marty Kaplan shows step-by-step in this video, hacking a Diebold electronic voting machine is a lot easier than most computer technical tasks. Well, at least most tasks that require opening the machine. Easier than installing a sound card, say or upgrading the harddrive. More difficult than opening a can of soup, yes, but not so hard as baking a cake. And we're talking one of those Betty Crocker™ mixes here, not from scratch.

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