Voting Machines Used In 18 States Hacked In a Few Minutes
Hackers at the 26th annual DEFCON conference in Vegas hacked Election Voting Machines in under two minutes. One attendee at the conference shared a video on Twitter showing how easy it was to access the admin account of a voting machine. Rachel Tobac, CEO of SocialProof Security has demonstrated how the voting machines can be hacked in under two minutes. SocialProof Security provides assessments for social engineering based security. Tobac has explained that accessing the voting machine’s admin functions is synonymous between opening the hood of a car with a release button and unplugging the card reader and picking a lock and turning on a machine with a ballpoint pen. The model of voting machine used is the Premier AccuVote TS or TSX which was previously used in more than 18 states for elections. “This is not a cyber-mature industry,” Voting Village organizer Jake Braun told the Wall Street Journal” This is the second year DEFCON have hacked Election systems with Voting Village.