Election Hacking

8.22.19

American Voting Systems Were Left Online

Our Kim Zetter broke the news that US voting systems, some in key swing states, are actually online and very hackable. 

7.1.19

Tulsi Gabbard Says a Teen Hacked a Replica of Florida's Election System. She's Wrong

Election security is a real issue, but Gabbard is not helping by getting the facts wrong about a hack that was demonstrated at Def Con 2018.

1.9.19

You can blame your baby boomer parents for spreading fake news

“Aside from the overall rarity of the practice, our most robust and consistent finding is that older Americans were more likely to share articles from fake news domains.”

11.19.18

An Expert Explains the Many Ways Our Elections Can Be Hacked

On the second episode of CYBER, Kim Zetter talks about America's outdated voting machines.

11.5.18

Brian Kemp Is Weaponizing Good Cybersecurity in an Authoritarian Ploy Against Democrats

The Georgia governor hopeful is attacking the run-of-the-mill security research that keeps the internet safe.

11.2.18

Hacking the midterms is still pretty easy

"It's way too soon to say that American elections are secure from online attacks."

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10.30.18

Texas Voting Machines Have Been ‘a Known Problem’ for a Decade

The voting machines and their software—not voters—are to blame for votes switching from Beto O'Rourke to Ted Cruz (and vice versa), an expert told Motherboard.

8.23.18

These two powerful senators are on a bipartisan quest to terrify you

The unlikely pair is trying to raise awareness about the threat of cyberterror.

8.23.18

The DNC False Alarm Hack Is Good Cybersecurity, Bad PR

The DNC thought it was getting hacked again, but it was just a false alarm set off by a security test. It's a sign that the organization is taking its cybersecurity seriously.

7.26.18

2 days of the most advanced election security training just went down — at a West Virginia Holiday Inn

West Virginia's secretary of state is trying to make his state a nationwide leader in election security preparations.

7.23.18

There's just over 100 days to secure the 2018 midterms, and states aren't ready

The federal government has already appropriated $380 million to protect against foreign cyberattacks, but states have been slow to use it.

7.17.18

Top Voting Machine Vendor Admits It Installed Remote-Access Software on Systems Sold to States

Remote-access software and modems on election equipment 'is the worst decision for security short of leaving ballot boxes on a Moscow street corner.'

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