If there are electronic voting machines where you live, and you've ever considered using one of those... well, you should probably reconsider.
I'd recommend everyone to not use voting machines at all, but rather perform traditional pen-and-paper voting, if you value your vote... Also, make sure to inform relatives and friends about the risks of voting machines, and complain to your local responsible authorities, and ask them to remove these unreliable, insecure machines.
Update 2006-09-18: Just in case you thought that maybe you can trust the Diebold machines after all - their locks can be opened with a standard hotel minibar key.
(via The Lunatic Fringe)
Whoa, those spammers are getting really desperate now, aren't they?
Today in my inbox:
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I cannot decide which of the above applies, but the winner is definately PlanetPlanetPlanetPlanetPlanet. I swear I looked twice at my calendar to check it's not April 1st today...
Funny ad by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA):
There's a PDF version, too.
Btw, finding out what the subject of this post has to do with the contents of it is left as an exercise to the reader.
This is just too funny not to blog about it...
You might have heard that the mafia boss Bernardo Provenzano has been arrested recently. Now people found out that he used some "cryptography" in his messages to relatives and so on. They were decrypted pretty fast: Mafia Boss's Encrypted Messages Deciphered.
"Looks like kindergarten cryptography to me. It will keep your kid sister out, but it won't keep the police out. But what do you expect from someone who is computer illiterate?" security guru Bruce Schneier, author of several books on cryptography, told Discovery News.
(via Bruce Schneier)