The good news is that this is such a great post title — it sums up a lot of what’s wrong with the world today. The bad news is…. well, take your pick, there’s so much to choose from.
“The access panel door on a Diebold AccuVote-TS voting machine — the door that protects the memory card that stores the votes, and is the main barrier to the injection of a virus — can be opened with a standard key that is widely available on the Internet.”
While it doesn’t provide much secutity, it does let Diebold check off another security feature on their products.
“It’s a standard part, and like most standard parts it’s easily purchased on the Internet. We bought several keys from an office furniture key shop — they open the voting machine too. We ordered another key on eBay from a jukebox supply shop. The keys can be purchased from many online merchants.”
Hotel minibars don’t need much protection. Most are not even locked. The only reason for the locks that I could ever imagine was to prevent your kids from running up a big bill if you left them in the room for a few hours while you and your spouse had dinner. Ok kids — here’s your chance; just visit your local Staples before your next hotel stay with your parents or election day, which ever comes first.