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

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August 14, 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. Ann Hermes – Christian Science Monitor/Getty Images By […]


Plenty of Cambridge, North Dumfries candidates for October’s elections

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July 27, 2018

Let the races begin News04:13 PMby Ray Martin Cambridge Times Nominations have closed for the October municipal elections and voters will have plenty of choices in candidates. – Metroland file photo The deadline for nomination has officially passed and there will be no lack of candidates to choose from in the upcoming October municipal elections. […]


Cambridge mayor’s race now one to watch

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July 20, 2018

Opinion10:26 AMCambridge Times The race to the Cambridge mayor’s chair has suddenly become more interesting, perhaps enough to make voters sit up and take notice. With former Cambridge and North Dumfries MPP Kathryn McGarry joining the fray in a bid to become the city’s next mayor in the municipal election on Oct. 22, there is […]


Former MPP Kathryn McGarry running for Cambridge mayor

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July 19, 2018

‘I think that if I didn’t think I would win, I wouldn’t be running’: McGarry News03:34 PMby Lisa Rutledge Cambridge Times Former Cambridge MPP Kathryn McGarry, pictured her in a speech to her supporters following her loss in June’s election, has announced she is running for the job as Cambridge mayor. – Ray Martin/Metroland Former […]


ANOTHER HACK.. let’s see Craig and his IT professional sidetrack this one..

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April 21, 2018

Waterloo Region warns residents after My Waste App hacked Recycle Coach company’s app breached, region apologizes after 3,000 emails accessed News01:12 PMby Lisa Rutledge Cambridge Times – Region of Waterloo/Photo The Region of Waterloo is apologizing to subscribers of its My Waste app after the app was hacked and 3,000 email addresses were accessed and […]


A secure vote is a paper vote

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April 19, 2018

Opinion04:29 PMCambridge Times At city council’s March 27 meeting, professor Aleksander Essex of Western University gave a very informative presentation on the risks of online voting. His ideas suggest a very strong argument for maintaining a paper ballot vote, despite some councillors and city staff pushing for more use of online voting. Given the number […]


The threats against cyber-voting are real by: Ken Tuckey

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April 18, 2018

Opinion12:31 PMCambridge Times Re: “Fears about city website ‘hack’ overblown” letter to the editor by Mayor Doug Craig in April 12 Cambridge Times For the facts on cybersecurity and online voting, I encourage the residents of Cambridge to view a short presentation by Dr. Aleksander Essex, a Western University cybersecurity expert specializing in trustworthy elections, […]


In response to Doug Craig’s misleading information regarding INTERNET VOTING

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April 14, 2018

Wow! City Website ‘hack’ Overblown? Funny how a Cybersecurity professional from London Ontario had to go to the Press and reveal that the City of Cambridge had their website ‘hacked’ on February 11, 2018.  Had that not occurred, the residents of this city would have been left in the dark about such an incident. Mayor […]


Why is this Mayor fighting so hard for INTERNET VOTING.. when he knows it’s not secure!

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April 13, 2018

 ” he doeth protest too loudly” Fears about city website ‘hack’ overblown OpinionApr 12, 2018Cambridge Times I would like to respond to Ken Tuckey’s April 2 letter to the editor about cybersecurity, in which he suggests the city should reconsider offering an online voting option and insinuates the City of Cambridge did not disclose a […]


Waterloo rejects online voting, ranked ballot.. ( Why is Doug Craig fighting so hard for this questionable way to cast your ballot?

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April 8, 2018

City will use paper ballots and stick with first-past-the-post system for the 2018 municipal election NewsNov 21, 2016by Paige Desmond Waterloo Region Record WATERLOO — Waterloo council will stick with tradition and use paper ballots and the first-past-the-post system for the 2018 municipal election. Politicians voted Monday not to pursue online voting or use ranked […]


Cambridge should reconsider online voting

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April 2, 2018

Opinion10:11 AM Cambridge Times I was at Cambridge council March 27 when, later in the session, a very well-spoken professor from Western University, Dr. Aleksander Essex, did a presentation against online voting. He has a PhD in computer science and is very outspoken against cyber voting. Dr. Essex completed his PhD research on whether cyber […]


DOUG CRAIG…Why do we have to fight so hard for a LEGAL ELECTION? stop tampering with our right to a fair ballot!!

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April 1, 2018

To all those Cambridge residents that think or perceive electronic voting is the way to go, I ask that you view the latter (approx. 2:15:00) of this City of Cambridge council meeting from March 27th. Take note! At the 2:19:40 mark of said meeting, you will hear quite clearly, Mayor Doug Craig make the following […]


Guelph City Council deletes online voting for 2018 municipal election.. ( so why is Doug Craig fighting so hard for it?

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March 31, 2018

Lengthy meeting sees online voting rejected by a 7-6 vote   Apr 25, 2017 8:00 AM by: Tony Saxon   Western Ontario University professor Aleksander Essex addresses Guelph City Council regarding online voting Monday, April 24, 2017. Tony Saxon/GuelphToday Guelph City Council has officially rejected online voting for the next municipal election. At a meeting […]


Online Voting Is a Terrible Idea… An ode to pen and paper.

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February 25, 2018

  After the onslaught of computer intrusions suffered by US institutions and political parties in the 2016 presidential election, the decade-old issue of electoral systems’ security was brought back into the public discourse. The American people had the concrete fear their vote too might be manipulated. They worried the election could be factually hacked. The […]


Online voting isn’t as secure as city wants us to think

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February 22, 2018

Opinion 01:28 PM Cambridge Times Online voting. The wave of the future. Getting more people to vote. Cheaper. We have heard many positions politicians have taken on this subject. Is it secure and trustworthy? No, it is not. So why then is Guelph returning to paper ballots and Canada’s biggest city, Toronto, has refused to […]


‘Taking your CPU for a joyride’: Why this week’s cyberjacking raises online voting concerns

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February 20, 2018

Hack was used to ‘borrow’ computing power to mine digital currency and expert says it points to flaws By Andrew Lupton, CBC News Posted: Feb 15, 2018 7:00 PM ETLast Updated: Feb 15, 2018 7:00 PM ET A cybersecurity expert at Western University says a new method of hacking that affected websites in Canada and around […]


Let’s see them talk their way out of this one!!!

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February 15, 2018

City of Cambridge website hijacked by cryptocurrency miners   Thousands of sites around the globe using Texthelp Browsealoud plug-in hacked. NewsFeb 14, 2018by Jeff Hicks Waterloo Region Record CAMBRIDGE — A worldwide cyberattack briefly hit the City of Cambridge website last weekend, the city confirms. During a span of four hours and six minutes on […]


Paper ballots protect against hacks, but other election cyberthreats loom

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January 13, 2018

Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, January 13, 2018 7:31AM EST OTTAWA — As the potential for cyberattacks to undermine the democratic process becomes alarmingly clear, Canadians can take some comfort in the fact that national elections in this country are still conducted the old-fashioned way. Canada is not immune to cybermischief aimed at […]


NOT WELCOME AT COUNCIL

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December 6, 2017

  What is this Council up to now?   A member of the public was going to attend the Special Council Meeting on the Multiplex issue on Monday evening at City Hall. This member was sitting at the landing next to the washroom on the third floor which houses Council Chambers. This is the area […]


Watch: Hackers demonstrate how to crack Into electronic voting machines in minutes

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July 31, 2017

Watch: Hackers demonstrate how to crack Into electronic voting machines in minutes AlterNet 30 Jul 2017 at 23:31 ET  http://www.rawstory.com/2017/07/watch-hackers-demonstrate-how-to-crack-into-electronic-voting-machines-in-minutes/ Voter in front of voting machine at polling station (Shutterstock) Who says America’s electronic voting machinery cannot be hacked? One of the world’s largest and best-known hacker conventions, DEF CON, debuted an interactive “Voting Machine Hacker […]


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