Re: Fwd: Question re. audits in Wisconsin

From: <SomeThoughts_at_aol_dot_com>
Date: Mon Nov 06 2006 - 17:27:52 CST

jones@cs.uiowa.edu writes:

> The decision to use an unknown random number generator is ...
> c) not transparent. One could come up with a way to rig things,
> for example, if there was a secret channel from the developers of
> the Microsoft Exel random number generator to a crook at the county
> level, allowing the crook to issue a secret knock to Exel that would
> cause it to not draw the number(s) of precincts where things were
> done crookedly. I consider this an unlikely threat.

The Alameda County Security Assessment recommends
installing security patches from MS, even just before the election.
( www.CountedAsCast.com/alameda/securitytesting.php#documents )
If every county does this, MS has access to nearly every tabulator in the
country. An "unlikely" threat, but potentially disasterous.

Jim Soper

510 258 4857
www.CountedAsCast.com

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