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Hackers Elect Bender to School Board

The Washington, D.C., school board dared hackers to crack its new web-based absentee voting system four days ahead of the real election. University of Michigan professor Alexander Halderman, and two graduate students did the deed within a few hours, getting the Futurama character Bender elected to the board. Using a shell vulnerability to break in to the system, they were able to change existing votes and replace new ones with fakes.
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