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[*] Post 514308 posted on 11-8-2018 at 09:27 Reply With Quote
Hacking the American midterms



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[*] Post 514314 posted on 11-8-2018 at 22:55 Reply With Quote


The headline is misleading. The exercise plainly says that it is about sites that report vote results to the public, and about information regarding where to vote.

So, it is not about changing real votes that have been voted at some point in the election.

So, might it at least be the case that people might decide it was not worth their trouble to vote, since the other candidate has an insurmountable lead? Or, that they don't need to show up to vote for their own candidate, because he was already far ahead in the vote? Answer: NO. The government does not report vote counts until the polls are closed. If anything shows up as reported votes in advance of that, they are phony.

False information about where to vote, however, would be a serious problem, and vulnerabilities in this matter need to be eliminated.

FWIW, sometimes people show up at the wrong polling place (e.g. the location has changed since the last time they voted, or they are living in a different area). In some cases, they can still go to the right place--if there is time. But, in some cases, they were supposed to update their voter registration before the election.
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[*] Post 514316 posted on 12-8-2018 at 00:54 Reply With Quote


You’ve missed the point. Your system is vulnerable to outside interference. Even children can hack in. When a country has a system, no matter whether it is paper or electronic, it must be secure or else the country gets the government they didn’t actually vote for.
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