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  • Ohio Voting System Analysis report is public

    We just finished analyzing all the voting systems (DREs, Opt-scans, backends, etc) of every vendor used by the state of Ohio. A lot of great people worked non-stop for weeks and there still wasn't enough time to delve deeply into everything. Even so, our results are pretty interesting.

    http://www.sos.state.oh.us/sos/info/...x?Section=3180

    our official public statement is available here:

    http://www.patrickmcdaniel.org/docs/...-statement.pdf


    as soon as I get the go ahead, i'll prepare a presentation on it.

    -mouse
    haxx0r and I v0t3!
    One Voter really can make a difference. Ask me how!

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    Re: Ohio Voting System Analysis report is public

    Holy Hell, what drunken monkey thought that using systems like that was a good idea in a live election.

    The Diebold is particularly telling. I've seen better prototypes than their production (and presumably 2nd or 3rd generation) units

    Good job.
    Never drink anything larger than your head!





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    • #3
      Re: Ohio Voting System Analysis report is public

      I find it really scary that between them ES&S and Premier (formerly Diebold, but what's in a name) have 80% of the US market. Want something even worse?

      Google Todd and Bob Urosevich.

      -mouse
      One Voter really can make a difference. Ask me how!

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      • #4
        Re: Ohio Voting System Analysis report is public

        What's even more entertaining and suspect is when you look at Diebold and thier primary market of ATM machines.

        Hmmm, so one division can produce a tamper resistant standalone unit with proper authentication and a full audit trail complete with paper reciept but they cannot produce a voting system anywhere near that standard.

        Interesting...
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        • #5
          Re: Ohio Voting System Analysis report is public

          Originally posted by renderman View Post
          What's even more entertaining and suspect is when you look at Diebold and thier primary market of ATM machines.

          Hmmm, so one division can produce a tamper resistant standalone unit with proper authentication and a full audit trail complete with paper reciept but they cannot produce a voting system anywhere near that standard.

          Interesting...
          Banks are willing to pay for security when if effects the bottom line. On the other hand, governmental agencies usually go with the lowest bidder. You do the math.
          Thorn
          "If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning." - Catherine Aird

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          • #6
            Re: Ohio Voting System Analysis report is public

            Good news! Colorado just decertified all ES&S and most DREs.

            It looks like we might be making a difference after all. I just hope the vendors aren't able to buy their way out of this mess they've put us all in.

            -mouse
            One Voter really can make a difference. Ask me how!

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            • #7
              Re: Ohio Voting System Analysis report is public

              Streaker69 (NetStumbler Forums) just passed this bit of info on, as reported in The Register. After seeing Mouse's talk at shmoocon, he though it would be of interest to people here.

              Ohio voting machines confiscated in criminal investigation

              Ohio investigators are treating a warehouse where 15 electronic voting machines have been quarantined as a crime scene following a report someone may have illegally tampered with them to remove a candidate's name from the ballot.

              Officials from Ohio's Franklin County Board of Elections asked for a forensic analysis of the touch screen machines after Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner reported seeing something she regarded as odd while voting during last November's election: A gray bar and the words "candidate withdrawn" appeared where candidate Jay Perez's name should have been. Brunner's husband, who was using a nearby machine at the same time, said Perez was on his ballot.
              Thorn
              "If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning." - Catherine Aird

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              • #8
                Re: Ohio Voting System Analysis report is public

                I'd just like to say, I wasn't here yet.

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                • #9
                  Re: Ohio Voting System Analysis report is public

                  Originally posted by barry99705 View Post
                  I'd just like to say, I wasn't here yet.
                  Probably what's more telling is what elected office you now hold.
                  Thorn
                  "If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning." - Catherine Aird

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                  • #10
                    Re: Ohio Voting System Analysis report is public

                    I would like to say that I was not in Franklin County at that time and can prove that I was not in Ohio until a week after the incident happened. Mouse for Supreme Overlord!

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                    • #11
                      Re: Ohio Voting System Analysis report is public

                      It's about jobs, money, stupidity, and the newest political mental disorder "fear of hanging chads." Releasing hi res pictures of the Diebold EVM master key goes way beyond a security snaffu too, but what I found here begins to make sense:

                      http://www.benmautner.com/widerangle/diebold.jpg

                      http://www.btinternet.com/~nlpWESSEX...ebold_pres.jpg

                      http://unclehornhead.blogspot.com/Di...logySecret.jpg

                      http://www.geocities.com/nostalgicab..._diebold_8.jpg
                      Last edited by Greyhatter; March 19, 2008, 14:33.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Ohio Voting System Analysis report is public

                        Thorn,
                        It's a really good thing this happened to Secretary of State Brunner, because at least she's paying attention - did you read that "someone" disabled all the audit logs?

                        I am soooo going to win this election!

                        Remember, my platform is "Universal Healthcare for All, and a Segway for Me!"
                        One Voter really can make a difference. Ask me how!

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                        • #13
                          Re: Ohio Voting System Analysis report is public

                          Originally posted by mouseling View Post
                          Thorn,
                          It's a really good thing this happened to Secretary of State Brunner, because at least she's paying attention - did you read that "someone" disabled all the audit logs?

                          I am soooo going to win this election!

                          Remember, my platform is "Universal Healthcare for All, and a Segway for Me!"
                          Tell ya what, you can keep your Universal Healthcare, but I'd like a Segway as well.
                          A third party security audit is the IT equivalent of a colonoscopy. It's long, intrusive, very uncomfortable, and when it's done, you'll have seen things you really didn't want to see, and you'll never forget that you've had one.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Ohio Voting System Analysis report is public

                            Originally posted by mouseling View Post
                            Thorn,
                            It's a really good thing this happened to Secretary of State Brunner, because at least she's paying attention - did you read that "someone" disabled all the audit logs?

                            I am soooo going to win this election!

                            Remember, my platform is "Universal Healthcare for All, and a Segway for Me!"
                            So are Segways allowed on all the bike paths??

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                            • #15
                              Re: Ohio Voting System Analysis report is public

                              Originally posted by mouseling View Post

                              I am soooo going to win this election!
                              What makes you think I did not pad a couple of million votes in for myself?


                              Originally posted by mouseling View Post
                              Remember, my platform is "Universal Healthcare for All, and a Segway for Me!"
                              and mine is "a Segway for everyone and Universal Healthcare for Clinton and Obama"
                              DaKahuna
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