Election Security

8.8.19

Exclusive: Critical U.S. Election Systems Have Been Left Exposed Online Despite Official Denials

The top voting machine company in the country insists that its election systems are never connected to the internet. But researchers found 35 of the systems have been connected to the internet for months and possibly years, including in some swing states.

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.

3.14.19

DARPA Is Building a $10 Million, Open Source, Secure Voting System

The system will be fully open source and designed with newly developed secure hardware to make the system not only impervious to certain kinds of hacking, but also allow voters to verify that their votes were recorded accurately.

2.21.19

Experts Find Serious Problems With Switzerland's Online Voting System Before Public Penetration Test Even Begins

The public penetration test doesn’t begin until next week, but experts who examined leaked code for the Swiss internet voting system say it’s poorly designed and makes it difficult to audit the code for security and configure it to operate securely.

11.19.18

The Most Damaging Election Disinformation Campaign Came From Donald Trump, Not Russia

The Kremlin has been focused on undermining trust in American democracy and elections, but Donald Trump and the Republicans have done it better than Russia ever could.

11.5.18

Voting Machine Manual Instructed Election Officials to Use Weak Passwords

A vendor manual for voting machines used in about ten states shows the vendor instructed customers to use trivial, easy to crack passwords and to re-use the passwords when changing log-in credentials.

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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."

10.16.18

Security Seals Used to Protect Voting Machines Can Be Easily Opened With Shim Crafted from a Soda Can

Election officials say security ties and seals prevent anyone with physical access to voting machines from manipulating them. But a researcher has shown how he can easily defeat them with a soda can.

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.

8.3.17

Election Officials Still Haven’t Got Clearance to View Russian Hacking Info

It’s August, 2017, and chief election officers across the US still haven’t obtained security clearances.

8.29.16

Foreign hackers stole up to 200,000 voters' information, FBI says

The FBI said foreign hackers had stolen the data from two state election databases and advised state officials to protect their data.