US Voting Systems Have ‘Staggering’ Vulnerabilities: Cyber Researchers

The report from DEF CON’s Voting Village found one bug that alone could flip the Electoral College. Another has gone unfixed for 11 years.

The number and severity of hackable vulnerabilities in voting machines across the U.S. is “staggering,” according to a Thursday report from computer security researchers at the DEF CON cybersecurity convention, which took place in August in Las Vegas.

Among other vulnerabilities, the report cites a voting tabulator that can be remotely hacked and is in use in 23 states.

“Because the device in question is a high-speed unit designed to process a high volume of ballots for an entire county, hacking just one of these machines could enable an attacker to flip the Electoral College and determine the outcome of a presidential election,” the report states.

Another vulnerability, which was present on voting machines used in 2016, contains a vulnerability that was first disclosed to the public in 2007, the report states….

https://www.defenseone.com/threats/2018/09/hackers-report-cites-staggering-vulnerabilities-us-voting-systems/151649/

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