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Bev Harris: Diebold's 2nd FTP Security Breach

Diebold web sites go down, after 2nd ftp site security is breached


Friday, August 8, 2003
By Bev Harrisblackboxvoting.org

Aug 8, 2003 1:20 a.m. -- Perhaps for a long-overdue security upgrade? Diebold's main web site and it's voting machine web site have both been taken down, probably for maintenance. And it's no wonder: Aug 7 Wired News revealed new and embarrassing security problems.

"Following an embarrassing leak of its proprietary software over a file transfer protocol site last January, the inner workings of Diebold Election Systems have again been laid bare.

"A hacker has come forward with evidence that he broke the security of a private Web server operated by the embattled e-vote vendor, and made off last spring with Diebold's internal discussion-list archives, a software bug database and more software.

"There is no sane reason to put the corporate jewels on an Internet-facing server. They were basically asking to be hacked," said Jeff Stutzman, CEO of ZNQ3, a provider of information security services. "This is the kind of behavior you expect of a startup company that's only concerned about selling their first product."

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Bev Harris is author of Black Box Voting: Ballot Tampering In The 21st Century … See http://www.blackboxvoting.com/ and it's activist arm http://www.blackboxvoting.org/


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For more background and live news links on this news subject see also Scoop's Special Feature – A Very American Coup…


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