DEF CON’s vote-hacking village made us think twice about election security


A motley assortment of hackers walk into a room packed full of voting machines. You can guess what happened next. 

In many ways, the 25th Annual DEF CON went down like those that preceded it. Over the weekend, 25,000 hackers, cybersecurity professionals, and members of the press gathered together in a Las Vegas hotel to discuss the latest threats facing our digital lives. 

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But this year’s gathering was different in at least one important way. That’s because, this year, the conference gave attendees a hands-on chance to hack voting machines. Like, the actual machines used in local, state, and federal elections.  Read more…

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