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    Futurama's Bender Robot Wins DC School Board Post

    After declaring their e-voting platform 100% secure and daring hackers to try and tamper with it, the Washington DC Board of Elections realizes a team of code writers from the University of Michigan were able to break in and steal the election in less than two weeks:

    Election hacked, drunken robot elected to school board • The Register




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    Re: Futurama's Bender Robot Wins DC School Board Post

    The team also managed to guess the login details for the terminal server used by the voting system. This wasn't exactly difficult, since the user name and password were both "admin".
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    That whole article is hilarious.




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    Re: Futurama's Bender Robot Wins DC School Board Post

    Quote Originally Posted by Die4Cy View Post
    After declaring their e-voting platform 100% secure and daring hackers to try and tamper with it, the Washington DC Board of Elections realizes a team of code writers from the University of Michigan were able to break in and steal the election in less than two weeks:
    Where do suppose they made their first mistake?


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    Re: Futurama's Bender Robot Wins DC School Board Post

    This is a victory for drunken robots everywhere!


    I was a victim of a series of accidents, as are we all.

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ft1cGxGaXfo]Futurama - B.E.N.D.E.R - YouTube[/ame]



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    Re: Futurama's Bender Robot Wins DC School Board Post

    Hilarious, but a bit disturbing as well.



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    Re: Futurama's Bender Robot Wins DC School Board Post

    This is awesome!



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    Re: Futurama's Bender Robot Wins DC School Board Post

    looks like fun on the bun


    read this post quickly - it might not last long

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    Re: Futurama's Bender Robot Wins DC School Board Post

    Honestly, even if there are no known vulnerabilities to get local access to the system (like the Michigan people found), why would you make the password to get terminal access as simple as "admin". Saddening that people who are tasked with making critical systems like this secure fail to layer their security. Anyone who is overseeing this as a security officer should cringe at a password like that at ANY level of their system, let alone storing something like a PDF containing voter auth codes being stored on the same system.

    Then again, per usual, the least secure part of a system is the people who operate it making stupid mistakes like this...


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    Re: Futurama's Bender Robot Wins DC School Board Post

    I see Bender edged out SkyNet for the victory. How is that possible? One would assume SkyNet would send Ahnold back in time to prevent that.



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