"Yes, it's remarkable
how many high-tech security products, really don't have much security,"
One of the most frightening examples
Johnston has turned up is in one of the nation's most treasured
franchises: the right to vote. He said he's found that most voting
machines have almost no security to reveal tampering. Thus, he said,
it's a fairly simple matter to tinker with the electronics while
machines are in storage or being transported by the truckload. He has
even demonstrated how he can turn cheating mechanisms in voting
machines on and off by remote control.
"It's much easier to steal the
election, right at the electronic voting machine," said Johnston. "In
many cases, we see security devices or electronic voting machines where
we really have to wonder, 'Did anybody spend 60 seconds figuring out
the security issues?"
(For some tongue-in-cheek security advice, see Dr.
--The above is excerpted from a report by NBC News online, http://tinyurl.com/DrRogerJohnston.