Why US elections remain 'dangerously vulnerable' to cyber-attacks

Officials have been slow to update machines and secure data – and the political climate could hurt voter confidenceSixteen months ago, Marilyn Marks was just another political junkie watching a high-profile congressional election on her laptop when she saw something she found abnormal and alarming.The date was 18 April 2017, and the election was in Georgia’s sixth congressional district, where the Democrats were hoping to pull off an upset victory against a crowded Republican field in the wake of Tom Price’s (short-lived) elevation to the Trump cabinet as health and human services secretary. Continue reading...

Florida senator warns of election hack, DHS says there's no problem - CNET

Election officials say they have "zero information" from Florida Sen. Bill Nelson.

Thu 9 Aug 18 from CNET

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Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) told the Tampa Bay Times today that Russian operatives have "penetrated" Florida election systems. "They have already penetrated certain counties ...

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At DefCon, the Biggest Election Threat Is Lack of Funding

While hackers at the DefCon security conference dismantle voting machines, officials stress the need for means to act on the results.

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