back

Hackers vs US elections equipment

No big deal: Participants at a hackathon just proved that hacking into US voting machines is pretty easy. You only need a wifi connection! 😳

07/31/2017 7:00 PM
  • 120.6k
  • 111

82 comments

  • CJ T.
    07/31/2017 21:07

    We don't need a voter fraud commission... we need to go back to paper ballots why they figure this insanity out.

  • Frank M.
    07/31/2017 23:10

    There you are. Questions ?

  • Edward O.
    08/01/2017 00:57

    If they can do it , could DONALDS friends sorry, ( commrades) do it?

  • Alexandre v.
    08/01/2017 01:13

    Republicans are the ones who pushed the most to use those. And most of those machines are made by Diebold.

  • Alexandre v.
    08/01/2017 01:15

    All we need are open source machines that generate paper receipts

  • Tarantula S.
    08/01/2017 11:21

    Remember when Jill Stein proved it was voter fraud on the democrat side?

  • Paul T.
    08/01/2017 11:22

    "you only need wifi" these machines aren't connected to WiFi. If that were the case, then yeah itd be really easy. But they aren't.

  • Claire A.
    08/01/2017 12:32

    90 minutes with a direct connection to a voting machine is pretty hard to hide.

  • Chris P.
    08/01/2017 12:33

    This is why we need open source voting machines, that run on commodity hardware and provides receipts for the votes!! Seriously!! This should have been done years ago. Take care of this NOW, so its not an issue the next election!!!

  • King B.
    08/01/2017 12:35

    Fuck a vote hack the credit bureaus.

  • Nicole O.
    08/01/2017 12:45

    PA👏🏿PER BALL👏🏿OTS

  • Ryan N.
    08/01/2017 12:46

    Edward O'neil no. They machines are not networked like this making this entire thing invalid and ignorant. You would have to be left alone with the machine in person to tamper. They are never on Wi-Fi.

  • Daniel S.
    08/01/2017 12:47

    No wonder Trump won this election 😂😂😂 #Dumptrump

  • Ian S.
    08/01/2017 13:07

    You know what's hard to hack? Paper and pencil..

  • Jacob D.
    08/01/2017 13:28

    Happened in my county, among thousands of others. Not that irregular of an occurrence. People need to be more aware, and also of who is the ones doing the hacking.

  • Jose B.
    08/01/2017 14:06

    But this doesn't matter either way. There is a reason this issue has not been fixed. That's because it doesn't matter what we vote it only matters what the state's rep votes

  • Ry G.
    08/01/2017 14:25

    Yeah that's illegal they should be arrested

  • Cameron W.
    08/01/2017 14:39

    I wonder if the slayer goes to these things.

  • Donald J.
    08/01/2017 14:47

    In Oregon everybody votes by mail. You don't have to take off work or stand in line. You can research your options online while you vote. Everybody records their votes on <drumroll> a sheet of paper. I've been voting this way since I was 18 and the fact that so many other states don't blows my damn mind.

  • Dakota L.
    08/01/2017 14:57

    In Oregon we vote on paper still.