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Wed May 24, 2017, 10:14 AM

DEFCON Conference To Target Voting Machines - Politico

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Hackers will target American voting machines—as a public service, to prove how vulnerable they are.

When over 25,000 of them descend on Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas at the end of July for DEFCON, the world’s largest hacking conference, organizers are planning to have waiting what they call “a village” of different opportunities to test how easily voting machines can be manipulated.

Some will let people go after the network software remotely, some will be broken apart to let people dig into the hardware, and some will be set up to see how a prepared hacker could fiddle with individual machines on site in a polling place through a combination of physical and virtual attacks.

With all the attention on Russia’s apparent attempts to meddle in American elections—former President Barack Obama and aides have made many accusations toward Moscow, but insisted that there’s no evidence of actual vote tampering—voting machines were an obvious next target, said DEFCON founder Jeff Moss.

Imagine, he said, what a concerted effort out of Russia or anywhere else could do.

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Reply DEFCON Conference To Target Voting Machines - Politico (Original post)
Jimbo101 May 2017 OP
Ohioblue22 May 2017 #1
sarah FAILIN May 2017 #2
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Response to Jimbo101 (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:22 AM

1. ypu want to make a statement wait till election time and throw the election

 

to the dems . make every vote go dem

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Response to Jimbo101 (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:29 AM

2. Russia has been planning this for years...

https://www.rt.com/usa/voting-machine-election-hack-088/

Millions of Americans are already waiting for hours outside of polling places to vote for the next president of the United States. All of that might not matter though, as some security pros say the entire election can be rigged all too easily.

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Response to Jimbo101 (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:49 AM

3. I've thought for a very long time....

That /We/ have better hackers.

It is one sure way to be rid of unsecure (blackbox) voting machines, which has been on my radar since 2004.

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Response to Jimbo101 (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:16 PM

4. This is great news. Hope Dems pay attention.

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Response to Jimbo101 (Original post)

Mon May 29, 2017, 02:57 PM

5. K&Ring to Keep it Fresh

We need to keep an eye on this.

Also, online Cybersecurity magazine SC Media covered this story. The White and Gray hats at DEFCON will not play nice going after these voting machines.

https://www.scmagazine.com/report-defcon-2017-to-feature-election-hacking-exhibition/article/664072/

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