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Election Websites, Back-End Systems Most at Risk of Cyberattack in Midterms
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al_zheimer
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al_zheimer,
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8/21/2018 | 12:05:24 PM
Seems like a lot of effort for little gain
Rigging votes in elections just favors one set of idiots over another set. At the end of the day you get the same number of idiots. What's the point?
Formati
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Formati,
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8/17/2018 | 2:28:16 PM
Re: Hacking?
Yes, it's really concerning actually.
Kunchen
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Kunchen,
User Rank: Apprentice
8/15/2018 | 11:13:17 AM
Re: Hacking?
Persistence, methodologies, and desire are indeed factors but don't forget,  insider threats are a real and often underestimated phenomena.   
Kelly Jackson Higgins
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Kelly Jackson Higgins,
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8/15/2018 | 10:21:05 AM
Re: Hacking?
Right. That's the point of the article--how sowing chaos by hacking the websites & front-end election-related systems is more of a risk than a hacked voting machine.
TT671
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TT671,
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8/15/2018 | 9:32:15 AM
Hacking?
I read the article, and understand the sensationalism of the headline, but in order for the hackers to hack the voting machines themselves they would have to be hard wired in.  Hacking the voter registration website and using that data to send propaganda to voters and hacking the actual voting booths are separate items.  This is not to say that the participants are not smart enough to keep trying to figure it out.  


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