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Edward Berridge – Tea Party hackers keep Palin dancing

From The Inquirer:

Tea Party hackers keep Palin dancing

Because who you are related to is important

By Edward Berridge

Mon Nov 22 2010, 14:10

HACKERS believed to be working for the Tea Party are making sure that their moose hunting icon’s daughter wins a reality TV show dance competition.

The right wing hackers apparently want to make sure that Bristol Palin, the daughter of half-term governor of Alaska and losing US vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, wins “Dancing with the Stars” despite the fact that she is really useless.

While the show’s judges have panned her performance, audience voting has managed to keep her in and that is where the Tea Party’s hacking skills have come in useful.

The campaign apparently includes exploitation of a hole in ABC’s e-mail voting. The system allows voters to register an infinite number of email addresses and vote. The e-mail addresses are never validated.

Of course a thing like that can be automated…

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