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The Myth of the Hacker-Proof Voting Machine
Key Excerpts from Article on Website of New York Times


New York Times, February 21, 2018
Posted: September 2nd, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/21/magazine/the-myth-of-the-...

Many critical election systems in the United States are poorly secured and protected against malicious attacks. In the 15 years since electronic voting machines were first adopted by many states, numerous reports by computer scientists have shown nearly every make and model to be vulnerable to hacking. The systems were not initially designed with robust security in mind, and even where security features were included, experts have found them to be poorly implemented with glaring holes. But for as long as experts have warned about security problems, voting machine makers and election officials have denied that the machines can be remotely hacked. Election officials also assert that routine procedures they perform would detect if someone altered transmitted votes or machine software. Experts, however, say ... that vendor claims about security cant be trusted. "Vendors have absolutely fumbled every single attempt in security," says Jacob D. Stauffer, vice president of operations for Coherent Cyber, who has conducted voting-machine security assessments for Californias secretary of state for a decade. Stauffer and colleagues ... found the voting machines and election-management systems to be rife with security problems. Attackers could theoretically intercept unofficial results as theyre transmitted on election night or, worse, use the modem connections to reach back into election machines at either end and install malware or alter election software and official results.

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