Electronic Voting - A Non-Partisan Issue
Malicious Codes May Not Be Detectable
ELECTRONIC VOTING
DANGERS of E-VOTING
--- Warnings
--- Democracy at Stake
--- Report from UK
"BLACK BOX VOTING"
--- Work of Bev Harris
------ Get Book Free!
VOTER-VERIFIED PAPER BALLOTS
--- Bev Harris's Sites
Or -- "Voter-Verifiable Paper Trail"
HELP FROM HR 2239
--- Republican Sponsors
--- Legal Support
--- Bev H. Comments
... INTERIM SOLUTION
WHY PRIVATIZE VOTING AT ALL?
WHY NOT RETURN to PAPER BALLOTS?
DIEBOLD WARS
------ Diebold Gives In!
------ Bev H.Comments
--- Diebold for Bush
NOT JUST DIEBOLD
IS eSLATE BETTER?
--- Potential Problems
NEW POSSIBILITY-- VOTING with "FROGS"

' Rubin said the Diebold software he examined was vulnerable to an attack by someone wanting to tamper with an election.

"The 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." '

Baltimore Sun

Legislators are warned by voting system critic

Expert who found flaws fears they weren't fixed



By Michael Dresser
Sun Staff

November 14, 2003
 
[I couldn't find any trace of this article on the Baltimore Sun website, but it is available on-- http://www.independent-media.tv/item.cfm?fmedia_id=3779&fcategory_desc=Under%20Reported]
 
Excerpt--

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. ...

[Avi] Rubin said the Diebold software he examined was vulnerable to an attack by someone wanting to tamper with an election.

"The 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.

Copyright 2003, The Baltimore Sun

http://www.sunspot.net/news/local/bal-md.diebold14nov14,0,3307906.story?coll=b

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