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Hacker Exposes Florida's Voting Database — Again 76

Posted by timothy
from the florida-is-always-good-for-news dept.
Dangerous_Minds writes "A hacker that goes by the name of Abhaxas exposed parts of the Florida voting database. That apparently didn't sit well with election officials. Reportedly, officials said that authorities were contacted and that their databases are now more secure than ever. In turn, Abhaxas decided to hack the database again and reveal a file directory. Said Abhaxas in the posting, 'Glad you cleaned things up, pretty secure now guys.'"
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Hacker Exposes Florida's Voting Database — Again

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  • Re:pen and paper (Score:5, Informative)

    by LurkerXXX (667952) on Friday July 08, 2011 @08:16AM (#36692950)

    Certainly it's more secure. You need to move around big boxes full of paper, and you need to do that at a lot of locations to affect a state or national election. Lots of people involved. Lots of not so subtle activity. Lots and lots of chances to get caught.

    With electronic voting, you need at most one person per state, and at the most obvious, carrying a tiny device in their pocket going into a voting booth. That's if they can't do it all remotely from the comfort of their office chair. Many many less people involved, and with a heck of a lot less obvious activity. Very little chance of getting caught compared to paper changing.

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