Harri Hursti

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Harri Hursti
Born (1968-07-10) July 10, 1968 (age 45)
Helsinki,  Finland
Residence United States
Nationality Finnish
Occupation Chief technical officer
Relatives Veikko Hursti (Uncle), Heikki Hursti (Cousin)

Harri Harras Hursti (born July 10, 1968 in Helsinki, Finland) is a Finnish computer programmer[1] and former Chairman of the Board and co-founder of ROMmon[2] where he supervised in the development of the world's smallest 2 gigabit traffic analysis product that was later acquired by F-Secure Corporation.[3]

Hursti is well known for participating in the Black Box Voting[4] hack studies, along with Dr. Herbert "Hugh" Thompson. The memory card hack demonstrated in Leon County is popularly known as "the Hursti Hack". This hack was part of a series of four voting machine hacking tests organized by the nonprofit election watchdog group Black Box Voting in collaboration with the producers of HBO documentary, Hacking Democracy. The studies proved serious security flaws in the voting systems of Diebold Election Systems.

Hursti lives in the United States since 2009 and works for SafelyLocked.[5]

Awards[edit]

Mr. Hursti got the EFF Pioneer Award on October 2009 with Limor "Ladyada" Fried and Carl Malamud.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brennan Center on Harri Hursti
  2. ^ College of New Jersey Computer Science Department, 2007-03-10, Anatomy of a Voting System Hack
  3. ^ F-Secure press release 30 November 2005
  4. ^ Link to Black Box Voting studies with Hursti
  5. ^ Satu Helin & Henrik Kärkkäinen, Teininero oli linkki länteen, Helsingin Sanomat 18.8.2011 p. B 1

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