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Tag Archives: Secure Elections

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Security-challenged firms are gatekeepers of U.S. elections

Required reading from the Associated Press’ cybersecurity writer: “Three privately held companies sell and service more than ninety percent of U.S. elections systems. But the companies have long stressed convenience for their customers over product security, security experts and elections officials say.”

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Russian hackers infiltrated two state voter registration databases, federal officials say

Another reminder why voting needs to be done on paper: “Hackers based in Russia were behind two recent attempts to breach state voter registration databases, fueling concerns the Russian government may be trying to interfere in the U.S. presidential election, U.S. intelligence officials tell NBC News.”