Archive for Security
Not a great news day for either.
In the US the leading certifier for electronic voting systems was unable to document how it supposedly tested the machines for accuracy and security. It really does not encourage my confidence in having such certified systems used for elections, nor in the results of elections using such systems.
A team at the University of Cambridge has managed to alter a Chip and Pin machine to allow them to play Tetris. Now, yes, they did do it by removing a lot of the inner workings of the machine, but it does raise the issue of how would you know if the machine a shopkeeper presented you with had been altered in to swipe card details while still making the original transaction go through.
And mentioning security also reminds me that the latest version of WordPress (2.0.6) was released today – including some important security fixes.