Friday, August 14, 2009

Hovav Shacham Describes Electronic Voting Machine Vulnerabilities on NPR Science Friday

Bravo Hovav Shacham (above left) ! The computer science professor from the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering did a great job describing his computer security research on NPR Science Friday today.

Check out the 17 minute show here, which includes a great question from a voter in Louisiana, one of the states that uses a Sequoia voting machine that is similar to the one the researchers used to highlight safety vulnerabilities.

The key to all this work is return-oriented programming, which Shacham first described in 2007. Read the full press release here. Download the paper and watch videos here.

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