Voting Machine Hacked to Play Pac-Man

J. Alex Halderman and Ariel J. Feldman managed to hack a touchscreen voting machine to play Pac-Man, all without breaking the machine’s tamper-evident seals.

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“The original election software used the psOS+ embedded operating system. We reformatted the memory card to boot DOS instead. (Update: Yes, it can also run Linux.) Challenges included remembering how to write a config.sys file and getting software to run without logical block addressing or a math coprocessor. The entire process took three afternoons.”

Demo video below:

(Project page via Waxy)


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