from: BRAD BLOG
NEWLY DISCOVERED DIEBOLD THREAT DESCRIBED AS ‘MAJOR NATIONAL SECURITY RISK’! 5/5/06
— Voting Systems in Question Were Used Last Week in Ohio Primary, Soon in Pennsylvania
— So ‘Serious’ Few Details Are Being Released. — All Diebold Touch-Screen Machines, In All States, Said to be Affected by ‘Horrifying’ Vulnerability, Systems ‘Sequestered’ in PA
An official Pennsylvania state warning has been issued about the new “security vulnerability” discovered in all Diebold touch-screen electronic voting machines.
That warning, which has now brought a lock-down on all Diebold systems in PA, where early absentee (non-machine) voting is about to begin prior to their upcoming May 16th primary election, was reported by the Morning Call1 yesterday. The warning says the serious security vulnerability could allow ”unauthorized software to be loaded on to the system.”
Public details about the warning are still sketchy as those in the know have acknowledged that the problem is so serious, they are hoping to keep the info under wraps until mitigation steps can be taken to safeguard systems.
The BRAD BLOG has been told on the record, however, by one person involved in the matter, that the vulnerability is a “major national security risk.”