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Hackers breached every single voting machine at a cybersecurity conference

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If an entity wanted to throw an election, it does not appear as though it would be all that difficult...

When there is a will, there is a way.

https://www.circa.com/story/2017/07/31/scitech/def-con-hackers-breach-voting-machines

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Thirty voting machines present. Thirty voting machines hacked.

Hackers at cybersecurity conference DEF CON were perfect last week, breaching every single voting machine conference organizers provided to them in what they called the "Voting Machine Village," reports The Hill.

“It took me only a few minutes to see how to hack it,” said security consultant Thomas Richards. He had hacked a voting machine currently used in Georgia.

Voting machines are supposedly easy to hack, but research into their security has been difficult to carry out given how difficult it can be to obtain a machine for said research. Event organizers said they hoped the village, and the impressive performances of some of the hackers, would draw attention to how easy it is to hack a voting machine.

Experts, however, maintain that if many of these machines are set up properly, the threat of a hack is low. Voting machines are not connected to the internet, making them more difficult to hack.

 

 

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In a way, yes.... but not the machines/votes. It looks like there may have been wholesale manipulation of the voter rolls. 

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