The Johns Hopkins University computer scientist who identified security lapses in the voting system Maryland is adopting took his warnings
to Annapolis yesterday, telling legislators he has no confidence the flaws are being fixed. ...
Rubin said the Diebold software he examined was vulnerable to an attack by someone wanting to tamper with an election.
skill level needed to hide malicious code is much easier than the skills needed to find it," he said. "I don't believe there's
a computer scientist or a team in the world that could find it." ...
Frank Schugar, SAIC's project
manager on the election system, conceded that Rubin - whom he described as "extraordinarily qualified and more qualified than
I am" - had some valid points.
"Is it easy to hide malicious code in a great big code package? Absolutely," he said
- putting the chance it would go undetected at 99.9 percent.
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