Computer Hacking Test

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Next week, someone will try to break into one of California's electronic voting machines.

It's part of a security test initiated by the state.

The machine was made by Diebold (DEE'-bohld) Election Systems, which is one of the nation's largest manufacturers of electronic voting systems. Diebold is trying to get its new system approved for use in California.

After a test in July in one county, the state refused to certify Diebold's new, printer-equipped voting machines after 20 percent of the machines malfunctioned. Diebold's machines also were blamed for
disruptions in the March 2004 primary election in California.

A computer security expert from Finland will try to demonstrate that machines made by Diebold are vulnerable to hacker attacks and can be used to manipulate election results.


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