Election Hacking and Vulnerable Voting Machines

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This is the 79th episode of the Shared Security Podcast sponsored by Security Perspectives – Your Source for Tailored Security Awareness Training and Assessment Solutions and Silent Pocket. This episode was hosted by Tom Eston and Scott Wright recorded August 23, 2018. Listen to this episode and previous ones direct via your web browser by clicking here!

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In this episode Tom and Scott discuss election hacking which has been top of mind for many of us and a hot topic in the news, especially with the midyear elections coming up in the United States. Tom talks about the DEF CON Voting Machine Hacking Village, what was discovered and how hacking voting machines will hopefully make elections more secure in the future. As mentioned on the show, we recommend checking out previous podcast guest Rachel Tobac’s short video on how easy it was to hack a voting machine used in 18 US states in under 2 minutes:

Scott also discusses the recent phishing “attack” on the Democratic National Committee (DNC) that actually was a authorized phishing test and some of the challenges with disclosing or not disclosing phishing tests to employees.

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