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Hotel Mini-bar and Office Furniture Keys Open Diebold Voting Machines

Evidently, Diebold electronic voting machines use a generic key to open the compartment that holds the memory card. This is the memory card that holds the votes!

This was discovered by the Princeton Computer Science department, who were testing vote-stealing software.

One of the technical staff members used a key that he had at home, and said that it was from a previous job around 15 years ago.

The team proceeded to buy keys from a furniture key shop and a jukebox supply store on eBay. These keys could be purchased from multiple online vendors.

The absurdity of this is obvious. Click here for the full story.

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  1. 2006-10-06 at 5:14 AM

    I anderstand there is a problem with the security and it seems funny that all the minibars sach as the http://www.frost-minibar.it have the same key. But look at the problem form the producer http://www.frost-minibar.it point of view. If we at http://www.frost-minibar.it were to make an individual key for avery minibar.. and you know how clients in a hotel are always loosing the keys, can you immagine the difficulty, for the hotel managment and for the producer http://www.frost-minibar.it to keep track of all the keys, al the codes etc.
    Regards

  2. 2006-10-07 at 4:03 PM

    You are correct. The point I’m making is that a key for a mini bar should not be able to open a voting machine in a democratic country.

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