Video: Hacking Voting Machine in 6min 51sec

Princeton Professor Andrew Appel hacks voting machine in 6 min and 51 sec for CNN host: <video>

Anyone familiar with Connecticut’s Diebold AccuVote-OS would be able to beat that 6 min and 51 sec, especially if they had a copy of one of the keys for the machine (hint they are all the same key, statewide, and worldwide) and spent a little time studying the art of defeating tamper evident seals.

Professor Appel correctly points out that having an optical scan system is much better because the paper can be recounted to verify the results. Regular readers of CTVotersCount know that Connecticut recounts by machine, which negates much of that benefit.

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