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Sci Tech    H2'ed 7/27/17

Hackers plan to break into 30 voting machines to put election meddling to the test

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The idea is to “start hacking on (the machines) to raise awareness and find out for ourselves what the deal is. I'm tired of reading misinformation about voting system security,” Jeff Moss, DefCon founder, wrote on the conference blog.

One of the event organizers is Matt Blaze, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania who's been working on making election software more secure since the mid-2000s. The the best of his knowledge, this will be the first time a technical crowd will have the ability to look at the machines “on a large scale.”

New York State Demonstration Voting Machine, ca. 1900
How far have we come since then?
Are voting machines safer, more accurate, are the results verifiable?
New York State Demonstration Voting Machine, ca. 1900 How far have we come since then? Are voting machines safer, more accurate, are the results verifiable?
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Joan Brunwasser is a co-founder of Citizens for Election Reform (CER) which since 2005 existed for the sole purpose of raising the public awareness of the critical need for election reform. Our goal: to restore fair, accurate, transparent, secure elections where votes are cast in private and counted in public. Because the problems with electronic (computerized) voting systems include a lack of (more...)
 

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