Voting Machine Systems New & Old Contain ‘Design’ Flaws
Security experts have been questioning the security of electronic voting for years. In August of this year, attendants of the popular DEF CON hacker conference proved once again that both older and newer voting systems are vulnerable to hacking.
One of the most popular DEF CON events was the Voting Village where hackers could try to compromise various older and newer voting machines. Event organizer Harri Hursti says that “every single system was hacked on day one except for one because it arrived an hour before closing,” but that one “was hacked the first hour of the second day.” One of the biggest problems with voting systems is that they tend to contain hidden features such as backdoors and hard-coded credentials that render them fundamentally vulnerable.