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A vocal critic of Maryland's touch-screen voting machines has issued a warning about them. Avi Rubin, a professor of computer science at Johns Hopkins University, warns that a security flaw leaves the machines vulnerable to a virus that could disable all machines in a voting precinct. The manufacturer of the machines, Diebold, is working on a fix and says that close monitoring can avert problems. Maryland election officials say they are aware of the problem and have a security consultant looking into the matter to verify the machines are secure.

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Publication:Campaigns & Elections
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Geographic Code:1U5MD
Date:Jun 1, 2006
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