Friday, August 3, 2007

Voting Software Security

Matt Blaze's group reviewed the Sequoia system's code. From his blog:

We found significant, deeply-rooted security weaknesses in all three vendors' software.

The problems we found in the code were far more pervasive, and much more easily exploitable, than I had ever imagined they would be.

Deliberate backdoors in these systems, if any existed, would be largely superfluous
My humble opinion: this is a great opportunity for the open source community to get together with the private sector (hello Fortify) to solve this problem.

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