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To Expose Voting Tech Vulnerabilities, Hackers Break Into Voting Machines

The Organizers of the 27th DefCom Conference turned hackers loose on election technology inside a special event called Voting Village.

“This is the Accuvote TSX. It’s used in 18 different states, 8 of which are swing states,” explains hacker Rachel Tobac, pointing to a voting machine. “I’m gonna show you how in under 2 minutes, you can use this machine to disrupt an election,” she continues.

“How sophisticated does one have to be to do what you just did?”, asked the reporter.

“I learned it in 15 minutes last year,” she replied.

That would be really messed up if it happens in the next elections. Thankfully, the hackers say that the system can be improved and made to be more secure.

More details of the report on Today.

(Image Credit: pixelcreatures/ Pixabay)

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