31 March 2014

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- The Oakland Tribune scooped other newspapers yesterday on the story.

- Pennsylvania's Michael Shamos sequestered all Diebold touch-screens.

- California is invoking emergency procedures.

- The state of Iowa is trying to figure out a way to scrub Diebold clean.



Harri Hursti has just come out with Hursti Report II, a Black Box Voting project.



Here it is:

http://www.blackboxvoting.org/BBVtsxstudy.pdf



A second study with 12 more defects will be released Monday May 15.



WHAT'S DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS?



Back doors were found in three separate levels. They can be used one
at a time or combined for a deep attack that can permanently compromise the
Diebold touch-screens.



Almost nothing will work to ensure that machines that have already been
delivered have not been contaminated -- the very forensic procedures that
MIGHT identify tampering also wipe clean any evidence.



The procedures being used in Pennsylvania, California, and Iowa will not
necessarily work if the system has already been contaminated. Worse, the
very procedure needed to cleanse the system can just as easily re-contaminate
it.



Next week, Black Box Voting will release recommended solutions in conjunction with a
recommendation to pull all Diebold touch-screen machines off the shelf.



For more information, visit the following links:



http://www.bbvforums.org/forums/messages/1954/27675.html



and to see what the Diebold lawyers are trying to do to Bruce Funk, click here:



http://www.bbvforums.org/forums/messages/1954/27671.html
(Scroll past the Georgia cluelessness to a transcript of the retaliatory
meeting held to try to force Funk out of office.)



Diebold lawyers are also retaliating against Stephen Heller, trying to put
him in jail for leaking documents that have been compared in importance to
the actions of famed Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsburg. Click here
for the latest on Heller:



http://www.bbvforums.org/forums/messages/1954/27423.html



and click here to donate to his defense fund:



http://www.hellerlegaldefensefund.com



(Diebold lawyer's vindictiveness has cost Heller his job and very nearly
his home. His courage in fighting for YOUR right to vote needs your support.



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fighting for your right to accurate and fair elections. We are supported entirely
by citizen donations.



(We realize we just hit you up twice -- But really. Stephen Heller is one of our
personal heroes, and we put him first for a reason. Please read the story about
Diebold's attempt to put him in prison for leaking documents showing they were
planning a criminal defense budget for carrying out actions they had already
been told were illegal.)



If you can support our work (Hursti Reports etc) here's how:



click here: http://www.blackboxvoting.org/donate.html



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