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[News] Brazil's Linux-based Voting Machines Impenetrable

  • Subject: [News] Brazil's Linux-based Voting Machines Impenetrable
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 02:03:25 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Hackers Fail To Crack Brazilian Voting Machines 

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| From Nov 10th to Nov 13th the Brazilian 
| Government hosted a public hacking contest to 
| test the robustness of its voting machines. 
| 38 participants from private and public IT 
| companies (including the Brazilian Federal 
| Police) were divided into 9 teams, which 
| tried several different approaches to try to 
| tamper with the software installed on the 
| machines, and even to physically interfere in 
| other stages of the process. All attempts 
| (aside from a minor one which would not 
| compromise the overall results) failed, and 
| observations from the participants and 
| neutral observers will be taken into account 
| to improve the process even further.



Contest To Hack Brazilian Voting Machines

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| "Brazilian elections went electronic many
| years ago, with very fast results but a few
| complaints from losers, of course. Next month,
| 10 teams that accepted the challenge will have
| access to hardware and software (Google
| translation; original in Portuguese) for the
| amount of time they requested (from one hour
| to four days). Some will try to break the
| vote's secrecy and some will try to throw in
| malicious code to change the entered votes
| without leaving traces."


Video and photos show Linux booting on the brazilian voting machines

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| Just 10 days ago, 130 million brazilian voters were turned into users of one
| of the largest Linux deployment worldwide: the 400,000 electoral sections in
| all of the 5,563 brazilian municipalities were running electronic voting
| machines, and the Linux kernel was running in all of them.


The brazilian Election Supreme Court migrates 430 thousand voting machines to
GNU / Linux

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| The brazilian Election Supreme Court announced at April 4th 2008, that the
| 2008 elections at Brazil will use GNU / Linux electronic voting machines with
| software digital authentication.
| The Tribunal Superior Eleitoral (the brazilian Election Supreme Court),
| officially announced on April 4th, 2008, that the brazilian 2008 elections
| will use 430 thousand electronic voting machines migrated from VirtuOS and
| Windows CE to GNU / Linux and open source softwares for security and auditing
| defined by proper law.

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