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Monday, August 15, 2016

Hacking The Vote

How to Hack an Election in 7 Minutes

With Russia already meddling in 2016, a ragtag group of obsessive tech experts is warning that stealing the ultimate prize—victory on Nov. 8—would be child’s play

Ben Wofford | August 5, 2016

When Princeton professor Andrew Appel decided to hack into a voting machine, he didn’t try to mimic the Russian attackers who hacked into the Democratic National Committee's database last month. He didn’t write malicious code, or linger near a polling place where the machines can go unguarded for days.
Instead, he bought one online.
With a few cursory clicks of a mouse, Appel parted with $82 and became the owner of an ungainly metallic giant called the Sequoia AVC Advantage, one of the oldest and vulnerable, electronic voting machines in the United States (among other places it’s deployed in Louisiana, New Jersey, Virginia and Pennsylvania).

"How I hacked an electronic voting machine. What do you need to rig an election? A basic knowledge of electronics and $30 worth of RadioShack gear, professional hacker Roger Johnston reveals. The good news: we can stop it. November 5, 2012" Source:
Princeton Professor Adrew Appel hacking a voting machine. (Princeton Professor Explains How To Hack An Election In 7 Minutes. August 8, 2016) Source:

<more at; related articles and links: (America’s Electronic Voting Machines Are Scarily Easy Targets. August 2, 2016) and (The Dismal State of America’s Decade-Old Voting Machines. September 15, 2015)>

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