No headline at the Washington Times. Same with the Telegraph and Fox News. Let me check Drudge.... Nothing. So I will Google it, and there I find stories that seem to have made no lasting stir. I will check out the one on USA Today since that is written at the middle school level where I used to teach.
This is not the first time DEFCON has approached this topic. I have attended sessions in the past where the concern was expressed. Contrary to the article this was not caused by the “Russia” obsession of the MSM. It has been a worry for hackers for years. In the past the sessions focused on similar machines being used in elections at universities. Hackers, not wanting to go to jail, steered clear of actual machines you might see at the polling station.
“This is the first time such an open and large-scale hacking of voting machines has been attempted, because until October of 2015 such efforts were illegal under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. An exemption by the Librarian of Congress now allows good faith efforts meant to find vulnerabilities, leading conference organizers to launch the event.”Until very recently it was illegal to investigate the weaknesses of the system. On one side that makes sense. It is also illegal to shoot people but keep in mind that most gun violence takes place in venues where guns are banned. Criminals are criminals because they ignore the law.
So DEFCON has your back. Voter fraud is possible, which means it is common. Somehow I don’t think the DNC or the Hillary camp have been saying, “We can’t do that because it isn’t nice.”
Most hackers that I heard were in favor of paper ballots.
homo unius libri