The voting systems being used for America’s November mid term elections
So insecure a child can hack into them
August 11, 2018
(INTERNATIONAL) – She is 11 years old. Her name is Bianca. She knows computers and is participating in a “hacking for good” conference.
The BBC reports that what she and other kids are being taught to do is “attack” a replica website of the type that many American cities and towns use for voting.
As she works away she tells a BBC reporter she’s trying to “change the votes for Donald Trump.” Says she’s going to try “to give him less votes. Maybe even delete him off of the whole thing.”
So you think the mid term elections in this country are safe from manipulation by outside forces? You think our democracy cannot be altered in any way, shaped and shifted by outside agents and foreign powers?
Well, over the course of one day at that hacking conference where they used 13 replica voting systems, 35 out of 39 kids “succeeded in bypassing the trivial security” and that “pranks ensued.”
One time the replica voting system said 12 billion votes had been cast. Another time the system revealed that man a man named “Bob Da Builder” had won the voting.
Read this if you happen to think America’s voting systems, and thus its form of democracy are “secure” from outside influence.