More e-Voting shenanigans

You know I follow the vagaries of computer voting machines, right? Here's an interesting article about how one e-voting machine maker is trying to prohibit a researcher from studying the security (= trying to hack into) one of their machines:
"Princeton Professor Edward Felten astonished Congress and increased doubts about electronic voting two years ago when he showed a House committee how easily he could open a Diebold touch-screen machine, insert new software and alter vote totals.

Now, Sequoia Voting Systems, the other large voting-machine maker, has sent Felten an email suggesting legal action if he tries the same thing on its equipment." (from the Wall Street Journal)
Posted on March 20, 2008 and filed under Life.