Def Con hackers showed how easily voting machines can be hacked

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At Def Con’s hacker voting machine village, where 30 pieces of election equipment sat waiting, hackers were given a deliciously wicked goal; John Hopkins computer scientist Matt Blaze said, “We encourage you to do stuff that if you did on election day they would probably arrest you.”

And they did. Most of the voting machines were purchased via Ebay, but some did come from government auctions. Despite the various different manufacturers of the voting equipment boxes, there was a common theme – they are “horribly insecure.”

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