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I’d Vote For Pac-Man

Sequoia AVC Edge DRE voting machines weren’t the most secure way to elect our nation’s officials, but those same insecurities made it fairly easy to hack and repurpose as a gaming machine. Over the course of three days, J. Alex Halderman and Ariel J. Feldman at the University of Michigan managed to load Pac-Man on this DRE without breaking any tamper-evident seals.

In other words, Pac-Man is a fun way to illustrate the frighting possibility of electronic election fraud. Check out a video of the machine in action after the break.

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