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Virginia Ditches 'America's Worst Voting Machines'
08-18-2015, 12:41 AM #1
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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We've all read how easily computerized voting machines can be compromised, however the WINVote machines used in Virginia are touted as as the most insecure voting machine in America.


• Its wireless network is “safeguarded” with insecure WEP encryption — and the password is abcde.

• The Windows admin password is (no, I’m not making this up) admin.

• Windows file-sharing is left on.

• You can’t turn off the WiFi; if you remove the wireless card, the device won’t boot.

• An unencrypted database.

According to security researcher Jeremy Epstein, if the machines weren't hacked in past elections, "it was because nobody tried."

That's pretty serious, seems like they would go back to paper?

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08-18-2015, 12:57 AM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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That's pretty bad. Fisher-Price made? damned.gif
08-18-2015, 01:02 AM #3
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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...it was because nobody tried...

Along with vote apathy, do we now have voting hacker apathy? lmao.gif
08-18-2015, 01:20 AM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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You know it's bad when...

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08-18-2015, 01:24 AM #5
stellah Incognito Anonymous
 
Maybe one could cast a "legitimate" vote via the wide open back door?
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08-18-2015, 01:27 AM #6
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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08-18-2015, 03:22 AM #7
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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(08-18-2015, 01:02 AM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  ...it was because nobody tried...

Along with vote apathy, do we now have voting hacker apathy? lmao.gif

lol.gif Yeah, I could go down and really mess things up at the polls today, but... I dunno'... I'm kinda' burned out.

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08-18-2015, 03:30 AM #8
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(08-18-2015, 03:22 AM)JayRodney Wrote:  
(08-18-2015, 01:02 AM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  ...it was because nobody tried...

Along with vote apathy, do we now have voting hacker apathy? lmao.gif

lol.gif Yeah, I could go down and really mess things up at the polls today, but... I dunno'... I'm kinda' burned out.

More apathy...chuckle.gif
08-18-2015, 10:16 AM #9
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Oh... I was trying to convey indifference. chuckle.gif

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