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Sun Jul 29, 2018, 06:23 PM

Hackers break into voting machines within 2 hours at Defcon

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Source: CBS News

Hackers from around the world had the rare opportunity to crack election-style voting machines this weekend in Las Vegas -- and they didn't disappoint.

After nearly an hour and a half, Carsten Schürmann, an associate professor with IT-University of Copenhagen, successfully cracked into a voting machine at Las Vegas' Defcon convention on Friday night, CNET reports.

Schürmann penetrated Advanced Voting Solutions' 2000 WinVote machine through its Wi-Fi system. Using a Windows XP exploit from 2003, he was able to remotely access the machine, CNET reports.

Voting technology was thrust into the political spotlight when election systems in several states were targeted by Russian cyber attacks. The convention purchased more than 30 voting machines for the event, although, organizers didn't specify how many models those units represented.

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/hackers-break-into-voting-machines-defcon-las-vegas/

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 06:27 PM

1. From July 2017. I remember it when it was first published. I hoped it would lead to more awareness.

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Sun Jul 29, 2018, 06:33 PM

2. Locking

This story is a year old and therefore does not fit the guidelines for Latest Breaking News. Please feel free to repost in another forum.

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