Re: Diebold on eBay

From: Ron Crane <voting_at_lastland_dot_net>
Date: Fri Jun 16 2006 - 14:33:21 CDT

Jim March wrote:
> From the pictures it's a TS.
> Can we cut a deal here? Bev Harris has expressed interest :). Maybe we
> can "share it" - we're all interested in it for research purposes. One
> primary thought is to photograph the innards for oddball data ports and
> connections. Failure to do that was the single most glaring error from
> the "Berkeley Report" of Febuary '06 on the TSx.
> Next step is to copy out the executables and any data inside and pass it
> around to technically competent parties. That and a complete set of
> photos can be shared quickly on the 'net, implying to me that "where the
> hardware ends up" is of less importance than the machine getting into
> the hands of somebody pledging to do this and with access to the
> technical competence to do so....
Yes. But it is very important where the hardware ends up. We need to
analyze the firmware, ASICs, and FPGAs (if any) for the presence of
malware loaders and the like. We have to imagine that we are the Nevada
Gaming Control Board in pursuit of evidence that a casino's DREs (er,
excuse me, e-slots) have been ripping off millions of gamblers for decades.

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