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Hacking Voter Registration

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Hacking the Board of Elections site was as simple as typing a single quote character in the "Last Name" box on chicagoelections.com. Well-known to hackers as an "escape character," the single quote symbol brought up a line of computer code that could guide a knowledgeable person to all the information in the city voter registration database, including Social Security numbers, birthdays and home addresses.

here's the link: http://government.zdnet.com/?p=2672

Nothing new...but then again, what is in the world of government stupidity + Diebold

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Because, you know, voter registration is not a vital thing. You can afford to hire incompetent programmers. How hard is it to validate and/or scrub input?

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The idea is not the fact that it can be easily hacked...it's the blatant disregard for the privacy of voters...

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