The New York Post details how false campaign contributions can be made to the Obama campaign:
He went to the Obama campaign Web site and made a donation under the name “John Galt” (the hero of Ayn Rand’s novel “Atlas Shrugged”). He provided the equally fictitious address “1957 Ayn Rand Lane, Galts Gulch, CO 99999.”
He checked the box next to $15 and entered his actual credit-card number and expiration date. He was then taken to the next page and notified that his donation had been processed.
He then tried the same experiment on the McCain site, which rejected the transaction. He returned to the Obama site and made three more donations using the names Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein and Bill Ayers, all with different addresses but the same credit card. The transactions all went through.
I’m told by people who understand e-commerce software that insecurity is not the default setting.Â In order to not match up names and addresses to credit cards, settings have to be manually disabled.Â The FEC needs to investigate this.
Hat Tip to Instapundit