Futurama’s Bender Elected Head of the Washington D.C. School Board

BenderWhen your login and password are both “admin” these sorts of things will happen, but the sheer incompetence of the Washington D.C. election board with electronic voting systems is frightening. Via Geekosystem:

Sure, widespread electronic voting would make the process of tallying and processing ballots exponentially easier, but can it ever really be secure? Maybe someday, but certainly not right now, as evidenced by a little experiment in Washington D.C. that ended with everyone’s favorite robo-sociopath Bender Bending Rodriguez being elected as the head of the Washington D.C. school board. Needless to say, there was a little bit of hacking involved.

Before we go any further, its worth noting that there was hacking involved partially because the Washington D.C. election board was asking for it. Literally. During the election in question, the election board actually invited all comers to try and break into the system as a test of its security. Among others, a team from University of Michigan took a crack at it, and cracked the system wide open …

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11 Comments on "Futurama’s Bender Elected Head of the Washington D.C. School Board"

  1. Mr Willow | Mar 3, 2012 at 6:50 pm |

    Well, we’re boned. 

  2. Marklar_Prime | Mar 3, 2012 at 7:47 pm |

    THAT’S how Obama got in!

  3. Nunzio X | Mar 3, 2012 at 9:03 pm |

    Deer Conserned Sitizen:

    Bye now you are wandering how are website got haced into. This is a lejitmat consern.

    We hear at the Wash. DC Election Bored try vary hard to secure are computer sistems.

    Etc. etc, etc

  4. DeepCough | Mar 3, 2012 at 10:31 pm |


  5. Hadrian999 | Mar 3, 2012 at 10:53 pm |

    bender from the breakfast cub would have been better

  6. Ggglllvr | Mar 4, 2012 at 1:30 pm |

    Computers can run without being on-line, or even being connected to a router or having a wi-fil card, so if anyone with more than one brain-cell wants to make a system 100% secure against hacking that is the way to do it!  If there is no connection to the outside world, thenhow can anyone hack in?


  7. ask and so shall you receive,  but atleast if it was true there would be someone more, human, on the job 😉

  8. M Roberts | Mar 5, 2012 at 10:46 am |

    They claim it was hacking–I’d like to believe Bender was voted in.

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