National labs will probe election tech for vulnerabilities under planned DHS program
The government is currently planning a cybersecurity program that would allow federally funded national scientific laboratories to privately probe and then document security flaws existing in U.S. election technology, most of which is developed and sold by private companies, according to a senior U.S. official.
Senators ask voting machine manufacturers if Russia reviews source code
"Russia’s requests for source code reviews have increased," the senators wrote.
Trump backs paper ballot backups for voting systems
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he supports states moving toward a paper backup ballot: "A lot of states are doing that. And I think that's a great idea."
Senators introduce election cybersecurity bill to improve information sharing
Two Senators on the Intelligence Committee introduced a bill that would let states receive classified information about election threats and help them identify new threats.
Massive voter registration database found to have major security flaws
Officials running the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program have been using insecure methods to send state election officials usernames, passwords and decryption codes for databases containing records of all voters in about 30 states, reports Indivisible Chicago.
U.S. voting machines are easily hackable, DEF CON report says
A number of voting machines used in U.S. elections are easily hackable, a report from DEF CON, one of the world’s largest hacker conventions, found.