“Hacker study: Russia could get into U.S. voting machines”

A Politico preview of the report coming tomorrow from the DEFCON hacker conference in July, about the security of voting machines.

Voting system security is vitally important, and I wish that more attention were paid to the market for and regulation of such systems generally.  But I’ll be interested to see the report itself, the extent to which it describes threats under realistic conditions, and the extent to which it describes solutions under realistic conditions.  As in any public demonstration of a threat, it’s possible to conflate real analysis with stunts – and not all of the recent public messaging about hacking voting machines has been realistic or responsible.


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