[Linux-aus] Grant request: Contribution to Senate voting source code FOI request review.

Daniel Jitnah djitnah at greenwareit.com.au
Wed Jul 16 12:50:46 EST 2014

On 16/07/14 12:15, Andrew Pam wrote:
> On 16/07/14 07:30, Chris Neugebauer wrote:
>> "...I am advised that publication of the software could leave the 
>> voting system open to hacking or manipulation..." 

The above could even also be read as saying "...we think/suspect/know
that there are security inadequacies, and if the code was released these
would become public, and this could result in hacking and manipulation

> If there are no procedures in place to detect any such hacking or 
> manipulation, the public needs to know this so that the soundness of 
> election results can be challenged in court if necessary.

Very good point!

What is clear is that whoever provided the "advice" has very antiquated
and shallow understanding of software security!!



> Regards,
>      Andrew

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