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Hackers Report Cites ‘Staggering’ Vulnerabilities in U.S. Voting Systems

“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.”

Source: Hackers Report Cites ‘Staggering’ Vulnerabilities in U.S. Voting Systems – Nextgov

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