Schneier blogs about a NYTimes article where a Diebold representative explains their side of electronic voting machines:

David Bear, a spokesman for Diebold Election Systems, said the potential risk existed because the company's technicians had intentionally built the machines in such a way that election officials would be able to update their systems in years ahead.

"For there to be a problem here, you're basically assuming a premise where you have some evil and nefarious election officials who would sneak in and introduce a piece of software," he said. "I don't believe these evil elections people exist."

Uhm… say again?  This is like saying we don't need to patch software because evil exploit creators do not exist.  With the stakes this high (presidential elections) who would NOT want to alter the results?!

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