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To Fix Voting Machines, Hackers Tear Them Apart

August 1st, 2017|Comments Off on To Fix Voting Machines, Hackers Tear Them Apart

At DefCon Voting Village in Las Vegas in late July, "attendees probed, deconstructed and, yes, even broke the equipment" to understand how it works and how it could be compromised. [Wired]

How a 16-Year-Old Hacked a Voting Machine This Weekend

July 31st, 2017|Comments Off on How a 16-Year-Old Hacked a Voting Machine This Weekend

"It was weird, considering I had never voted before." [Inverse]

Hackers Were Able to Breach — and Then Rick-Roll — a Voting Machine

July 31st, 2017|Comments Off on Hackers Were Able to Breach — and Then Rick-Roll — a Voting Machine

"The need for us to get our act together on cyber security and get much better at it is becoming very acute," Michael Daniel, cyber security coordinator in the Obama Administration. [NBC News]

Hackers at DefCon conference exploit vulnerabilities in voting machines

July 30th, 2017|Comments Off on Hackers at DefCon conference exploit vulnerabilities in voting machines

“Anything that’s happening in here, ... those intent on undermining the integrity of our election systems have already done,” Barbara Simons, president of Verified Voting, said. [USA Today]

Defcon vote-hacking village shows that “secure” voting machines can be broken in minutes

July 30th, 2017|Comments Off on Defcon vote-hacking village shows that “secure” voting machines can be broken in minutes

Security researchers were invited to hack surplus voting machines in a timed trial at Defcon vote-hacking village. [BoingBoing Forum]

Hackers breach dozens of voting machines brought to conference

July 29th, 2017|Comments Off on Hackers breach dozens of voting machines brought to conference

“It took me only a few minutes to see how to hack it,” said security consultant Thomas Richards, glancing at a Premier Election Solutions machine currently in use in Georgia. [The Hill]

Hackers scour voting machines for election bugs

July 28th, 2017|Comments Off on Hackers scour voting machines for election bugs

Hackers examined and attempted to hack some 30 pieces of election equipment, much of it purchased over eBay, including some voting machines and digital voter registries currently in use. [Reuters]

U.S. elections are an easier target for Russian hackers than once thought

July 28th, 2017|Comments Off on U.S. elections are an easier target for Russian hackers than once thought

Cybersecurity researcher effortlessly downloaded the confidential voter file of every registered Georgian. [LA Times]

As Hackers Target U.S. Voting Machines, We Need Leaders Who’ll Put Country Over Party

July 27th, 2017|Comments Off on As Hackers Target U.S. Voting Machines, We Need Leaders Who’ll Put Country Over Party

Excellent concise election integrity overview. "The attacks on our election infrastructure are high tech, but much of the defense is low tech." [Just Security Forum]

Hackers plan to break into 30 voting machines to put election meddling to the test

July 27th, 2017|Comments Off on Hackers plan to break into 30 voting machines to put election meddling to the test

Prove that no votes could have been tampered with, say DefCon organizers. "Start hacking on (the machines) to raise awareness and find out for ourselves what the deal is." [USA Today]

Why Do Georgia Election Officials Insist on 100% Unverifiable Election Systems?

July 19th, 2017|Comments Off on Why Do Georgia Election Officials Insist on 100% Unverifiable Election Systems?

Ernest A. Canning reports on BradBlog that in the recent runoff election, most "electors were forced to cast their votes into electronic black holes."

Georgia elections chief plans changes after security issues

July 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Georgia elections chief plans changes after security issues

Georgia's top elections official refused Department of Homeland Security help in 2016 but soon will take the reins for future elections after security mistakes.

Georgia to shift elections work in-house, away from Kennesaw State

July 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Georgia to shift elections work in-house, away from Kennesaw State

Georgia Secretary of State's Office will move all elections work in-house after a series of security lapses forced an end to control by the beleaguered Center for Election Systems at Kennesaw State University.

Safe Voting for All Georgians

July 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Safe Voting for All Georgians

Like Larry Vaughn--the fictional mayor of Amity, New York, in “Jaws”--Georgia's elected leaders are trying to convince you that everything is OK.  It is not.

Colorado Non-Profit Seeking to Void Georgia Special Election Result – Breitbart

July 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Colorado Non-Profit Seeking to Void Georgia Special Election Result – Breitbart

Breitbart Article by Ben Kew, July 5, 2017: "Colorado non-profit files lawsuit seeking to void Georgia special election result."

7/6/2017 Press Conference on Georgia Lawsuit and Technical Issues

July 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Video of 7/6/2017 Press Conference on Georgia Lawsuit and Technical Issues Bearing on Georgia Voting System

7/5/2017 Press Release on Legal Challenge to June 20 Special Election

July 5th, 2017|Comments Off on 7/5/2017 Press Release on Legal Challenge to June 20 Special Election

Coalition for Good Government files lawsuit to challenge unverifiable 6th Congressional District runoff election results

Ernest Luning, Colorado Politics, details story behind Georgia election lawsuit

July 4th, 2017|0 Comments

A group of Georgia voters and a Colorado-based watchdog organization seek to void 6th Congressional District special election and scrap Georgia's voting system

Lawsuit seeks to void Georgia congressional election results

July 4th, 2017|Comments Off on Lawsuit seeks to void Georgia congressional election results

Summary article by Associated Press, appearing in Washington Post

Why Special Election Should Not Have Been Certified

July 1st, 2017|Comments Off on Why Special Election Should Not Have Been Certified

Sample letter to one of three counties and GA SOS. Tweet by Marilyn Marks on June 24

5/18/2017 Press Release on the Many Security Issues with Georgia’s Voting Machines

May 18th, 2017|Comments Off on 5/18/2017 Press Release on the Many Security Issues with Georgia’s Voting Machines

Georgia Voters Call on SOS Kemp to Halt Use of Machines, Use Paper Ballots Instead