The Problem with Diebold’s E-Voting Machines

By Deane Barker on October 28, 2003

Diebold issues threat to publishers of leaked documents: There’s a new tech scandal brewing over Diebold’s electronic voting machines.

“Despite lawsuit threats from one of the nation’s largest electronic voting machine suppliers, some activists are refusing to remove from Web sites internal company documents that they claim raise serious security questions.”

The best collection of resources on these I’ve seen yet is from Metafilter:

“In internal memos published by Scoop, Diebold’s officials admit that their voting records database is (and has been for a long time) hackable ( [anyone can] ‘access the GEMS Access database and alter the Audit log without entering a password’ ) but that this isn’t necessarily a problem because ‘It has a lot to do with perception. Of course everyone knows perception is reality.’”

Also worth the time are Metafilter’s search results for “Diebold.”