Re: Diebold on eBay

From: David Jefferson <d_jefferson_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Fri Jun 16 2006 - 13:34:26 CDT

Please do NOT do that.

1) I don't want my name mentioned.
2) I don't want to alert other bidders.
3) I don't want someone reading BradBlog to pressure the seller to withdraw.
4) While I see the humor of the situation, the issue is also serious and it will not reflect well on OVC if our internal humor gets exposed to a wide audience.


----- Original Message ----
From: Ginny Ross <>
To: Open Voting Consortium discussion list <>
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2006 10:40:41 AM
Subject: Re: [OVC-discuss] Diebold on eBay

         OS gang,
 Mind if I share this Diebold lock-picking and other banter with Brad Friedman for his Bilbray/Busby coverage?
 Seems topical. Also humorous if it weren't so damn disgusting.
 If so, thanks.
 I could compile the dialogue and just leave your names off, would that be okay?
 I think this whole story of the Diebold touchscreen for sale for $7 bucks should get 'out there' --- I think it would resonate. Should be on the Daily Show come to think of it. :-0
 Ginny Ross
 Portland, Oregon
 Joseph Lorenzo Hall wrote: I will also pledge up to $100 for this purchase according to the
stipulations that David J. has made (works, isn't stolen). -Joe

On 6/16/06, Douglas W. Jones <> wrote:
          On Jun 16, 2006, at 10:39 AM, Alan Dechert wrote:

                Hey, according to RABA, they picked the locks in no time. Need to ask
Bishop about this.
                If you need a tutorial on picking locks, I will gladly supply it. The
level needed to pick the Diebold lock is so low that an E-mail
ought to suffice.


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Ginny Ross "TO REVIEW: The election was run on highly hackable Diebold voting machines that were sent home overnight and unsecurely with poll workers for days prior to the election which rendered the machines both illegal and uncertified for use in the election under both federal and state laws, requirements and statutes. The GOP has since rushed to swear-in Bilbray before the votes were counted, or the election even certified by the State of California. PDA's strongly worded declaration of "No Confidence" posted on their website and is currently being emailed to all of their 60,000+ national members, urging the public to sign VelvetRevolution's Petition demanding a manual hand count of the ballots." ~Brad Friedman "What Mr. Hursti discovered in Utah is the most serious vulnerability that we've ever seen in a voting system. This particular vulnerability is serious enough that you can affect multiple machines from a single attack. That's what makes it
 so dangerous. I can't talk about in any more detail than that because we're trying to keep the technical details of this vulnerability secret until the problem is fixed." ~ David Jefferson, the Computer Scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory who independently reviewed Hursti's work for California's secretary of State, Bruce McPherson. begin:vcard
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