Diebold voting machines can be hacked by remote control – for $10

A laboratory test shows how Diebold machines can be easily manipulated.  And Alaska’s Diebold machines, banned in California, can be manipulated in a similar way.  Read about that HERE.  Why did Alaska’s Lt. Governor certify a hand count of Murkowski’s ballots but certified a Diebold machine count of Miller’s ballots?  And why did the Lt. Governor refuse Miller’s repeated requests that he be allowed, at his own cost, to conduct a hand count?

By Brad Friedman

It could be one of the most disturbing e-voting machine hacks to date.


Voting machines used by as many as a quarter of American voters heading to the polls in 2012 can be hacked with just $10.50 in parts and an 8th grade science education, according to computer science and security experts at the Vulnerability Assessment Team at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois. The experts say the newly developed hack could change voting results while leaving absolutely no trace of the manipulation behind.

“We believe these man-in-the-middle attacks are potentially possible on a wide variety of electronic voting machines,” said Roger Johnston, leader of the assessment team “We think we can do similar things on pretty much every electronic voting machine.”

The Argonne Lab, run by the Department of Energy, has the mission of conducting scientific research to meet national needs. The Diebold Accuvote voting system used in the study was loaned to the lab’s scientists by VelvetRevolution.us, of which the Brad Blog is a co-founder. Velvet Revolution received the machine from a former Diebold contractor

Previous lab demonstrations of e-voting system hacks, such as Princeton’s demonstration of a viral cyber attack on a Diebold touch-screen system — as I wrote for Salon back in 2006 — relied on cyber attacks to change the results of elections. Such attacks, according to the team at Argonne, require more coding skills and knowledge of the voting system software than is needed for the attack on the Diebold system.

Indeed, the Argonne team’s attack required no modification, reprogramming, or even knowledge, of the voting machine’s proprietary source code. It was carried out by inserting a piece of inexpensive “alien electronics” into the machine.

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Read more at Salon.com HERE.

  • That takes the cake, fraud,

  • $ Money or Freedom $

    Thank you for posting this. VERY CURIOUS> How come no one has reported this to FOX NEWS or GBTV? I hope you do. What about telling Mark Levin- Let’s kick the corruption OUT of offices all over the country. Sorry that you got gyped out of being Alaska Senator. You would have done a great job.

    • Elegy

      “What about telling Mark Levin”
      Mark Levin is as corrupt and establishment as they come, none of these radio talk show hosts, with the exception of Michael Savage, will say anything they will create controversy with. I’ve been writing my crooked 3 AK “representatives” plus Parnell for the last year about the Diebold machines and have received nothing back.

  • Reminds me of the old NYC saying; “Vote AND Vote often”
    Government is BIG business. It has nothing to do with the people. The only way you can get access is with your checkbook.
    Regular citizens mean nothing Washington DC and that’s not right!

  • wethepeople58

    I live in Oregon. We have Diebold Machines. The Democrats have won Governorship of Oregon for over 20 years, since they came into our use as vote counting machines. How convenient. They also said they’ll never change the way we vote. Joe Miller should have won that 2010 Election in AK. Murkowski comes from the Elite Group of Bilderbergers, so, of course they have tons of money to skew anything.

  • sue

    I heard years ago on a talk show that voter machines are made outside the country & they are programmed to cause a chosen candidate to win if the vote is close. True????????????? Hmmmmm

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  • Guest

    Based on this information, American voters need to immediately demand that their state’s Secretary of State conduct the 2012 elections using another brand of machine or paper ballots. Make sure to send a copy to your syaye’s Attorney General. If we all sit back and do nothing, Obama and the current clowns in Congress will win again with very little effort. Get busy with your e-mails!!!

    • Guest

      Correction: “state’s Attorney General”

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  • akprayingmom

    Diebold machines are one of the reasons why Joe Miller lost first to Murkowski in 2010 and then to Sullivan in 2014. There is no vote integrity in Alaska with the continued use of the Diebold machines. And with Ruedrich still running the ARP as de facto chairman through Peter Goldman, voter fraud and corruption are guaranteed.