Researchers Finding Election Systems Open To The Internet

Researchers including Kevin Skoglund, an independent security consultant, found 35 election systems connected to the internet for months or longer including some in swing states as reported by Motherboard. Two backend systems which include the reporting system that tabulates votes and the election-management system are on a local area network, which is connected to the firewall through a switch.


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Usman Rahim, Digital Security and Operations Manager,  The Media Trust
August 12, 2019
Our digital elections system doesn’t have a single point of failure.
Our digital elections system doesn’t have a single point of failure—it has many - largely because the system appears to have been designed without prioritizing security and privacy. What’s most disturbing is that even as vendors claim the system isn’t connected to the internet, they provide documents that show otherwise. In addition, there’s the potential for configuration problems—an ....
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