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  1. -05-10-06 "Dangerous" Security Hole Found in Diebold Election Software (
      "Elections officials in several states are scrambling to understand and limit the risk from a "dangerous" security hole found in Diebold Election Systems Inc.'s ATM-like touch-screen voting machines."

      " 'This one is worse than any of the others I've seen. It's more fundamental,' said Douglas Jones, a University of Iowa computer scientist and veteran voting-system examiner for the state of Iowa.

      " 'In the other ones, we've been arguing about the security of the locks on the front door," Jones said. "Now we find that there's no back door." 05-06

  2. -Editorial: New Court Filing Shows Vulnerability of Ohio's 2004 Election Results (
      "A new filing in the King Lincoln Bronzeville v. Blackwell case includes a copy of the Ohio Secretary of State election production system configuration that was in use in Ohio's 2004 presidential election when there was a sudden and unexpected shift in votes for George W. Bush."

      "Until now, the architectural maps and contracts from the Ohio 2004 election were never made public, which may indicate that the entire system was designed for fraud. In a previous sworn affidavit to the court, [IT security expert Stephen] Spoonamore declared: " 'The SmarTech system was set up precisely as a King Pin computer used in criminal acts against banking or credit card processes and had the needed level of access to both county tabulators and Secretary of State computers to allow whoever was running SmarTech computers to decide the output of the county tabulators under its control.' " 07-11


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