Read and weep

The Diebold voting machines used in at least three states in the USA — California, Pennsylvania and Iowa — boot Windows CE off PCMCIA cards, in slots accessible to anyone with three minutes and a phillips screwdriver. They will also reflash their own bios from such cards, and there is another SD card slot on the motherboard, into which you could put, I don’t know, a wireless card …

It is almost impossible to overstate how insecure this is. It’s like swapping out proper sealed ballot boxes for prettily painted ones made of tupperware.

Get the details “here”:

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