Sunday August 14, 2016

Symantec Demonstrates How Voting Machines Can Be Compromised

There is apparently a $15 device you could buy if you wanted to vote multiple times for the same candidate. Furthermore, the results themselves could be manipulated, as data is unencrypted. Some say that "paper trails" make fraud impossible, but not all states actually perform audits.

Experts believe a cyberattack this year could be a reality, especially following last month's hack of Democratic National Committee emails. The ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee sent a letter Monday to the Department of Homeland Security, saying in part: "Election security is critical, and a cyberattack by foreign actors on our elections systems could compromise the integrity of our voting process." Roughly 70 percent of states in the U.S. use some form of electronic voting. Hackers told CBS News that problems with electronic voting machines have been around for years. The machines and the software are old and antiquated.