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Hacking Idol

It’s great to finally hear someone talk about phone phreaking and other attempts to subvert American Idol voting. Just last week I was trolling the web looking for web-to-SMS gateways to see if one could write a bot to vote-spam an American Idol contestant. To hear that folks are using automated dialers to shut out voters seems even more obvious. They should probably just make the voting a 900 number, at say, 50 cents a vote, in order to limit hackery but people could still simply jam the lines with DoS attacks using dialers.