Brian Slesinsky's Weblog

Tuesday, 23 Sep 2003

Why electronic voting is a bad idea

From Salon:

"Specifically the flaw was that you can get at the central vote-counting database through Microsoft Access. They have the security disabled. And when you get in that way, you are able to overwrite the audit log, which is supposed to log the transactions, and this [audit log] is one of the key things they cite as a security measure when they sell the system."

They suspect the security flaws could have been used to cause some upset victories in Georgia in 2002.