Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Voting machines and security

Even basic computers when not protected correctly, can have serious impact on our daily lives. One of the best examples is elections. Politicians are not always the most liked people given the decision and actions they take. But their election can also be hacked and stolen by attacking the now used electronic voting machines. We must then accept the elected decision for the next 3-5 years (or even more) depends on the countries. Critical devices such as voting machines therefore require extra protection, testing and validation before being put in productive usage.

Both videos can be view in their small version using "snapshoot" by passing with the mouse pointer over the links below.
Live example: Video 1
Funny video: Video 2

One in a more funny video the results could be remotely changed to satisfy the preferred candidate.


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