An 11-Year-Old Hacked Into a U.S. Voting System Replica in 10 Minutes This Weekend

By  | August 14, 2018 | 9 Comments | Filed under: TIME FOR A NEW MAYOR AND 90% of COUNCIL IN 2018
Emily Skinner practices soldering r00tz Asylum, a program for kids at DEF CON 24, one of the world's largest hacker conventions in Bally's Hotel & Casino on August 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The nonprofit, r00tz Asylum, gives kids a safe space to learn about cybersecurity.
Emily Skinner practices soldering r00tz Asylum, a program for kids at DEF CON 24, one of the world’s largest hacker conventions in Bally’s Hotel & Casino on August 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The nonprofit, r00tz Asylum, gives kids a safe space to learn about cybersecurity.
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By Alix Langone

9:01 PM EDT

A particularly alarming hack was carried out at the DEFCON hackathon conference over the weekend by an 11-year-old boy.

He managed to hack into an imitation Florida state voting website and change the results of the “election” in fewer than 10 minutes.

DEFCON is the world’s larger hacker conference held annually in Las Vegas, where hackers and cyber security experts try to break into all kinds of computer security systems, highlighting how easy it can be to manipulate software and hardware. At this year’s conference, DefCon added children to its list of those invited, specifically to try to hack websites in the DEFCON Voting Machine Hacking Village, a part of the hackathon that includes “13 imitation websites linked to voting in presidential battleground states,” according to PBS.

More than one succeeded…. PLEASE CLICK LINK BELOW TO CONTINUE READING

http://time.com/5366171/11-year-old-hacked-into-us-voting-system-10-minutes/

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9 Responses to An 11-Year-Old Hacked Into a U.S. Voting System Replica in 10 Minutes This Weekend

  1. mjqsmith@bell.net'
    BeenThere August 14, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    Wow – and this is how we are voting in Oct. – suicide for sure. The Election will be fixed – again!!
    Well we all know why Craig did not want to go back to the old-tried & true way of voting. Too honest – too accountable – just too darn right way to vote!!!
    If a 10 yr. old can do it – well even these dummies at City Hall can & have done it.

    Well the new people running are being warned about the dishonest online voting – so beware!!

    • lvann@sympatico.ca'
      Terry Scott August 15, 2018 at 10:12 pm

      I don’t trust the mayor one inch. He is shifty just like most on council. This online voting is just plain wrong. It is no wonder our city wants it. I will vote in the advanced booth even though I believe our method is fixed. I think Craig has dementia. His memory seems to be slipping.

  2. mjqsmith@bell.net'
    Action August 16, 2018 at 11:06 am

    Yes – everyone – vote at the Advanced Poll otherwise you will never know if your spot is open, overcrowded, no parking, polls just plain cut – Advanced Poll for sure. As we know in last election – it was a disaster – a large percentage of polls cut. Gee I wonder why??
    Then as we can see by the 11 yr. old, anyone can manipulate the Internet Voting!!
    So be smart – Advance Poll for sure.
    Pick up your neighbour, a Senior, a friend, a disabled – take to Advanced Poll.
    Get the young voters to go with you – start them young.
    And ABC!!

  3. lvann#@sympatico.ca'
    Tom Vann August 17, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    Wow! This is amazing. Good thing city hall has the only unhackable system in the world. Wonder what our city manager really thinks. Oh yeah, I already know.

  4. mjqsmith@bell.net'
    Maggie August 18, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    Tom you know the City Manager does not think at all – he is a puppet – like Donna Read & a few of the others – so remember he is a puppet & guess who is pulling the strings. We know don’t we……….
    and Mann only does as staff tells him to do – another puppet.
    Oh dear – hope we get rid of the puppet show in Oct. & get some thinkers.
    And why did we pay for 7 people to go down East?? Only takes 2 to pick up new ideas. And if same ideas – why go at all – that’s a lot of Tax Dollars wasted$$
    Or maybe some of the Puppets on a Road Show – what do you think Taxpayers??

    ABC

  5. mjqsmith@bell.net'
    Curious August 22, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    Another big hack in the U.S. – thousands of people.
    And our Mayor still wants to do Internet voting – really.
    o.k. – it is a shame he doesn’t want to win honestly. Time for him to go.
    ABC
    – but vote paper ballots folks – or your vote won’t go to the person you wish it to go to. Just ask yourself – how many people do you know that has voted for present mayor in last 2 elections?? I don’t know a one & I get out & about with mega people daily. Haven’t heard of one Craig voter – very interesting.

  6. mjqsmith@bell.net'
    Disappointed August 24, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    Hey Craig – do you read the papers re all the hacking???
    And you are trying to make us believe the Oct. election will be honest & unhackable.
    Who are you trying to kid – we weren’t born yesterday.
    And we know why you wanted online voting – too bad you are afraid to win honestly.
    ABC – we hope……….

  7. kefran@bell.net'
    Disgruntled September 13, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Very interesting that there was a cyber security professional before Council in March and Mr. Craig and his minions did not want to even reconsider the online voting
    Craig has and agenda
    The residents also have an agenda
    ABC — You have lost the favour of the people Mr. Craig
    Do the right thing..
    Step out of the race..oh I forgot..You don’t know how to do the right thing.
    In that case…I hope you get what you deserve

  8. Debbie Duff Vitez September 13, 2018 at 10:28 am

    All Craig has going for him is the INTERNET.. and little does he know, everyone is finally watching..

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