Video Games

Don't Blame Me, I Voted For Pac-Man

So which ghost do I eat to vote yes for library improvements?

At the 2010 Usenix Security Symposium, hackers from Princeton and University of Michigan demonstrated how they replaced the software on a Sequoia AVC Edge voting machine with - wait for it, wait for it - Pac-Man! By itself, that's not totally amazing considering the machine's role in some pretty suspect election results, but the kicker is they proved it could be done without breaking the "tamper-evident" seals on the device, because the "software can be replaced ... simply by removing screws and opening the case." Now if election boards would just stop using the things.