Diebold source code reveals all!


Richard Moore

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Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2004 21:18:26 EST
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Subject: Diebold Source Code!!!
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2004 18:40:42 -0500

News Update from Citizens for Legitimate Government
 November 10, 2004 

Diebold Source Code!!! --by ouranos (dailykos.com) "Dr. Avi
Rubin is currently Professor of Computer Science at John
Hopkins University. He 'accidentally' got his hands on a copy
of the Diebold software program--Diebold's source code--which
runs their e-voting machines. Dr. Rubin's students pored over
48,609 lines of code that make up this software. One line in
particular stood out over all the rest:
#defineDESKEY((des_KEY8F2654hd4" All commercial programs have
provisions to be encrypted so as to protect them from having
their contents read or changed by anyone not having the key...
The line that staggered the Hopkins team was that the method
used to encrypt the Diebold machines was a method called
Digital Encryption Standard (DES), a code that was broken in
1997 and is NO LONGER USED by anyone to secure programs.
F2654hd4 was the key to the encryption. Moreover, because the
KEY was IN the source code, all Diebold machines would respond
to the same key. Unlock one, you have then ALL unlocked. I
can't believe there is a person alive who wouldn't understand
the reason this was allowed to happen. This wasn't a mistake
by any stretch of the imagination."

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Richard Moore (rkm)
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