Sicherheitsanalyse der Diebold Wahlcomputer

Wie war das nochmal mit dem Wahlmaschinen hacken? Ariel J. Feldman, J. Alex Halderman und Edward W. Felten haben eine Sicherheitsanalyse zu den Diebold-Wahlmaschinen veröffentlicht, die in den USA gerne verwendet werden: Security Analysis of the Diebold AccuVote-TS Voting Machine. - unabhängig & kritisch dank Euch.

This paper presents a fully independent security study of a Diebold AccuVote-TS voting machine, including its hardware and software. We obtained the machine from a private party. Analysis of the machine, in light of real election procedures, shows that it is vulnerable to extremely serious attacks. For example, an attacker who gets physical access to a machine or its removable memory card for as little as one minute could install malicious code; malicious code on a machine could steal votes undetectably, modifying all records, logs, and counters to be consistent with the fraudulent vote count it creates. An attacker could also create malicious code that spreads automatically and silently from machine to machine during normal election activities — a voting-machine virus. We have constructed working demonstrations of these attacks in our lab. Mitigating these threats will require changes to the voting machine’s hardware and software and the adoption of more rigorous election procedures.

Das ganze Papier gibt es als PDF hier.

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[Danke an Kaspar für die Mail]

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