Audit of Maryland E-Voting Machines Reveals Significant Security Flaws
The Maryland Department of Legislative Services hired RABA Technologies to run their recently purchased Diebold touch screen e-voting system through an extensive testing program designed to simulate a range of possible attacks by hackers. The result is a 25 page audit, Trusted Agent Report, Diebold Accu-Vote TS Voting System.The report determined that the e-voting machines and server software tested posed considerable security risks that could impact the outcome of the upcoming elections, thus requiring specific and immediate corrective action to be undertaken.
From the Washington Post, "The report clearly rattled lawmakers and others skeptical of the voting machines."
From Wired, this quote from a participant in the study, Prof. William Arbaugh, "I was really surprised with the totality of the problems we found. Just about everywhere we looked we found them."
The related press release from Diebold however presents a completely different conclusion: "Maryland Security Study Validates Diebold Election Systems Equipment for March Primary."