This thread was originally titled: How the Vote Hacking Was Done at DefCon25
But it’s become more about election hacking in general, so I changed the title. Enjoy.
The White Hats over at AlienVault provide a play by play of how they were able to hack the ExpressPoll 5000 a voter registry lookup device that is supposed to allow election workers to verify voters in a precinct, and print voting cards at the polling station.
They conclude that “All it would take is one naive or malicious poll worker, at any level, to compromise an election in this fashion.”
Since DefCon25, Wired Magazine released this list of recommendations.
Now this all seems like bad news and it is, but it gets worse, in January the House moved to eliminate the commission overseeing voting system security called the Election Assistance Commission or EAC even though the Department of Homeland Security in the same month, designated election systems as “critical infrastructure”
Here is H.R.634 - Election Assistance Commission Termination Act in it’s entirety.
We need to start a major push to secure our voting infrastructure, this is clearly a nonpartisan issue and an essential part of preserving our democracy.