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About electronics quality , EVM tampering

Microchip used for tampering with petrol pumps in Lucknow

The biggest disadvantage of using any electronics device is that it can be manipulated/hacked remotely. For example the design of the petrol pumps is not easily available like the electronic voting machine, yet it appears that devices have been developed for manipulating the petrol pumps according to media reports . The chip is installed at the petrol dispensing pumps and can be manipulated using a remote control by the petrol pump staff, operators. When a customer will pay for 1 l, 1000 ml of petrol , the device will manipulated the dispensing petrol pump so that only 950 ml petrol will be delivered.
Most car and other vehicle owners do not bother to check the exact volume of petrol which has dispensed by the petrol pump, allowing the petrol pump or at least its employees to make a good profit as the petrol not dispensed can be sold later, twice. Allegedly the chip has been detected at 7 petrol pumps in Lucknow, and the gang who installed it are claiming that it was installed on at least 1000 petrol pumps
This highlights that even sophisticated devices like petrol pumps can be easily manipulated by those who understand electronics well enough, without being detected.