Last week, the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics opened a new Internet-based voting system for a weeklong test period, inviting computer experts from all corners to prod its vulnerabilities in the spirit of "give it your best shot." Well, the hackers gave it their best shot -- and midday Friday, the trial period was suspended, with the board citing "usability issues brought to our attention."Take a bow, students.
Here's one of those issues: After casting a vote, according to test observers, the Web site played "Hail to the Victors" -- the University of Michigan fight song.
"The integrity of the system had been violated," said Paul Stenbjorn, the board's chief technology officer.
Stenbjorn said a Michigan professor whom the board has been working with on the project had "unleashed his students" during the test period, and one succeeded in infiltrating the system.
Washington Post: Michigan 1, DC Internet voting system 0
it was Denard that did this while Tate was in for those couple of plays Saturday
Now I'm imagining Denard's wrist band being a Turanga Leela-style wrist computer upon which he was typing like a cyborg. So +1 for that too.
I read somewhere that dilithium transmissions have a faster bandwith than any known transmissions. But I'll leave that to physicists and engineers to analyze and report back.
so little time.
Winner of the Day.
can i +1 that class?
we win at everything!
which of the professors this was
Why does eveybody outside of Michigan think the fight song is "Hail to the Victors?" It's just "The Victors."