e-voting gear at risk of hacking, study says

    Date28 Jun 2006
    CategoryGovernment
    4574
    Posted ByBrittany Day
    The nation's three most commonly purchased electronic voting machines are all vulnerable to fraud, a study released on Tuesday has found.

    The study also concluded, however, that steps could be taken to reduce the chances of hackers' breaking into these systems and undermining the integrity of state and national elections. "These machines are vulnerable to attack. That's the bad news," said Michael Waldman, executive director of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School. "The good news is that we know how to reduce the risks and the solutions are within reach," Waldman said. The Brennan Center Task Force on Voting System Security, an initiative of the Brennan Center, conducted the study, which it called the most comprehensive study of electronic voting machines to date.

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