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Comelec challenges hackers

Posted by Daniel Tumalad on March 17, 2009

Taken from The Philippine Star (, 17 March 2009:

Try to hack into automation machines, Comelec challenges hackers
By Sheila Crisostomo

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) yesterday challenged hackers to try to hack into the voting and counting machines that will be used in next year’s elections, but expressed confidence that they would fail.

Comelec executive director Jose Tolentino said they are very confident the security features of the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines would be able to thwart hackers.

“Even in the first level, we can already detect any tampering,” noted Tolentino, who is also the project manager of poll automation.

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[ In any aspect of Security, giving out this sort of challenge is usually unwise and inappropriate as it may prove to be dangerous but nevertheless, it’s entertaining. ]


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