Re: [OVC-discuss] Fwd: [election] VIDEO: SANTA BARBARA Computer Security Group Shows How to Hack Voting Machines and Defeat Post-Election Audits

From: John-Paul Gignac <jjgignac_at_fossfactory_dot_org>
Date: Wed Sep 10 2008 - 19:06:03 CDT

It might be worth contacting the group at UCSB to ask them to analyze
OVC's system.

I believe that OVC's system would prevent each of the attacks
described in the video with the exception of attack #2. That is, the
*trusting* voter who doesn't bother to read the printed ballot. In
this case, the attack would have a lower chance of success, since the
voter must hold the ballot in his/her hand and drop it into the ballot

As for the fleeing voter scenarios, I'm assuming that OVC's system
would not count the votes of fleeing voters. Please correct me if I'm


On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 4:23 PM, Edward Cherlin <> wrote:
> I assume that these methods of fraud do not apply to our printed
> ballots, since we have various extra audit capabilities that do not
> apply to DREs with "voter-verifiable printed records". But we should
> say so publicly, and explain.
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