Voting machines shown to be hackable remotely

Hanging Chad

Hanging Chad

We have the technology. The hanging-chad debacle of the 2000 presidential election proved that we had the need. Now, as more states adopt electronic voting machines to register the “voice of the people” during election times, stunning allegations are being leveled on Diebold voting machines and the ease in which they can be hacked.

According to the Vulnerability Assessment Team at Argonne National Laboratory, these machines can be hacked for $10.50 and an 8th-grade science education, casting doubt over the validity of the votes that will be going on across the country during the Republican presidential primaries and again next November during the presidential election.

“We believe these man-in-the-middle attacks are potentially possible on a wide variety of electronic voting machines,” said Roger Johnston, leader of the assessment team. “We think we can do similar things on pretty much every electronic voting machine.”

The company that owns Diebold, Dominion Voting Systems, has yet to respond to the allegations.

By Scarlett Madison

+Scarlett Madison is a mom and a friend. She blogs for a living at Social News Watch but really prefers to read more than write. Find her on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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