Re: draft of text for new OVC-sponsored bill

From: Ronald Crane <voting_at_lastland_dot_net>
Date: Mon Jan 26 2009 - 20:12:12 CST

On class certification, if the class is something like "all
PC97-compliant computers", almost certainly all modern class members
will include networking interfaces, and most of them will include
wireless devices. These provide excellent attack vectors, both for
hacking (e.g., the OS build accidentally leaves a bluetooth device
enabled, and a hacker uses it to overflow a network buffer and run
arbitrary code) and for inside jobs (e.g., feeding election-specific
information to loaders in firmware).

I think class certification is just insecure, and shouldn't be allowed.


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