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Voting machine manual instructed election officials to use weak passwords.
A vendor manual for voting machines used in about ten states shows the vendor instructed customers to use trivial, easy to crack passwords and to re-use the passwords when changing log-in credentials.
governmentIncompetence  informationSecurity  digitalDemocracy 
november 2018 by joeybaker
Black Voters in Georgia Say Something Funny Is Going on With Their Voting Machines
After voters alerted the NAACP of irregularities with voting machines across Georgia, including vote-switching and touch screen malfunctions, the organization has filed complaints with the State Board of Elections for possible voter suppression tactics.
governmentIncompetence  digitalDemocracy  casteingTheLowerClass  voterSuppression 
october 2018 by joeybaker
Researchers: 11-year-old flaw in vote scanner still unfixed. The vote-counting machine is used in 23 U.S states
An uncorrected security flaw in a vote-counting machine used in 23 U.S states leaves it vulnerable to hacking 11 years after the manufacturer was alerted to it, security researchers say. The M650 high-speed ballot scanner is made by Election Systems...
digitalDemocracy  informationSecurity  securityNegligence  governmentIncompetence 
september 2018 by joeybaker
Millions of Texas voter records exposed online - Over 14 million detailed voter records were found on an unprotected server
A massive trove of voter records containing personal information on millions of Texas residents has been found online. The data — a single file containing an estimated 14.8 million records — was left on an unsecured server without a password. Texas has 19.3 million registered voters. It’s the…
securityNegligence  governmentIncompetence  digitalDemocracy 
august 2018 by joeybaker
Kazakhstan is throttling the internet when the president’s rival is online
Kazakhstan’s government is curbing internet connections each evening when a marginal, self-exiled opposition figure is trying to reach the nation
digitalDemocracy  censorship  authoritarianism 
july 2018 by joeybaker
US intel chiefs unanimous that Russia is targeting 2018 elections
The US Director of National Intelligence says that Russia and other foreign entities are ’“likely” to pursue more cyber attacks on American and European elections in an attempt to undermine democracy in coming elections, including the 2018 midterms. “Persistent and disruptive cyber operations will continue against the United States and our European allies using elections as opportunities to undermine democracy,” Dan Coats said Tuesday during an annual Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on threats.
digitalWarfare  digitalDemocracy  globalGameOfThrones  informationSecurity 
march 2018 by joeybaker
Democrats Demand Rex Tillerson Explain Why He's Not Spending Money To Stop Russian Meddling
$120 million was given to State to counter election meddling. Not a dime has been spent. Now, lawmakers want answers.
digitalDemocracy  trumpIncompetence 
march 2018 by joeybaker
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