We watched hackers break into voting machines

At the DEF CON hacking conference, hackers were invited to try their hand at infiltrating the technology we rely on every election, including voting machines and a mock elections office. CNNTech's Laurie Segall reports.
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do - преди месец
*a room full of hackers!* imagine what they could do all together
Bruce Smith
Bruce Smith - преди 4 месеца
The bad guy is soros. Russians had small impact.
Bruce Smith
Bruce Smith - преди 4 месеца
Nsa william binney said dnc hack was inside job not hack.
Bruce Smith
Bruce Smith - преди 4 месеца
Wikileaks got dnc emails from seth rich not russian hackers.
Bruce Smith
Bruce Smith - преди 4 месеца
Most likely inside jobs.
Bruce Smith
Bruce Smith - преди 4 месеца
More likely soros hacked for hillary.
Bruce Smith
Bruce Smith - преди 4 месеца
But obama said impossible? Lol
tubeprospector - преди 4 месеца
this is how socialist communist got elected. democrat national socialist same party as hitler, robert muellers daddy ? death penalty for satanic child pedophiles and treason. slaves no more. end fake news. end the fed. WWG1WGA.
Alicia Page
Alicia Page - преди 5 месеца
Hacking, nosy idiots messing with the elections. Our president cheated his way into the presidency. Y'all wanted the loser, who cleans up his mess..... ah, cleaning up the political mess was never a part of the equation. No mercy, politics are simply too dirty. Next!
Khuda Aur Jesus Tv
Khuda Aur Jesus Tv - преди 5 месеца
प्लीज आपको निवेदन है कि फेक न्यूज़ ना चलाइए क्योंकि गरीब लोगों की आपको बद्दुआ लगेगी गरीब लोगों पर बहुत जुल्म और अत्याचार हो रहा है
Khuda Aur Jesus Tv
Khuda Aur Jesus Tv - преди 5 месеца
Please request that you do not run Fake News because poor people will be helpless to you, there is a lot of oppression and tyranny on poor people.
western fan
western fan - преди 6 месеца
📶 जायंट.राेबाॅट
📶 जायंट.राेबाॅट - преди 7 месеца
You need VVPAT. We just voted with VVPAT system in India.
Vote for Tulsi Gabbard. She's talking about VVPAT to stop the regime change war machine supported by neocons.
Tomkat 53
Tomkat 53 - преди 7 месеца
NO WAY that these "hackers" would be able to have so much access to a machine in a normal environment.
Douwe Huysmans
Douwe Huysmans - преди 3 месеца
Search for 'social engineering' and watch a defcon talk, you'll be amazed at how easy it is for hackers to get physical access
Douwe Huysmans
Douwe Huysmans - преди 3 месеца
Or they apply for a cleaning job
Douwe Huysmans
Douwe Huysmans - преди 3 месеца
Unless one of the hackers volunteer to count
Confident Lime
Confident Lime - преди 4 месеца
Not the point. You don't know who these people are. Why take the risk when a paper ballot can't be changed and can be redone as many times as you want.
Mauricio Cordón
Mauricio Cordón - преди 11 месеца
Lucas Bustamante
Lucas Bustamante - преди година
This video is misleading. Hacking the card is trivial, but have it be processed by the system as valid is not.

Electronic ballots, like any computer system that receives inputs, is subject to fraudulent manipulation. However, there are more security layers than we imagine.

Electronic ballots have no direct connection to the internet, they use memory cards that are then collected by govt. agents and processed individually in the system.

The hackers have been able to easily write data to this memory card, but the security layer that make the govt. feel safe about it is that they have to be considered valid by the system.

That's the big deal.

What makes the govt. system consider a card valid is a secret algorithm, in fact, it is a State secret. So we can just imagine what the criterias are.

Certainly, a voting card could not contain 200 million votes. Therefore, it is logical to imagine that, with the separation of voter titles by zone and section, each card is identified as belonging to a specific zone and section.

That is, to hack the card and print a valid vote, it would not be possible to put any data there - it would have to be a voter's title for that specific zone.

Let's say a hacker has access to a card, access to the relational database of voter titles and govt. voter sections, and can print these votes on the card. He would need to have support from a govt. agent, with some machine that reads the cards and inserts into the national system. This card reading station could still be configured to accept cards only from nearby areas, for example, the govt. voting station in Los Angeles, would not process a card from a Zone in New York, which reduces the attack vector.

Having the hacker inserted votes into a memory card of an electronic ballot, respecting the relational database and this card being processed in the govt. card reading station, being considered valid because it is a nearby zone card and actually processed by the system, let's say that shortly after that, the legitimate card is processed elsewhere, I believe that in the case of duplicity of votes, since I would not know the real, they would be silently nulled.

Having said all this, the possibility that I see for insertion of false votes in an electronic ballot, is basically with all the mentioned factors plus the abstention of the voter, so that there are no conflicts in the system.

Still, I imagine there is a statistical standard deviation criteria for eliminating outliers, which would make all criteria combined a monolithic effort for a small group to manipulate an election.

Hacking the urn card is easy, the trick is to have the system recognize that card as valid.
StringGene - преди година
CNN is fake news and fake video
Douwe Huysmans
Douwe Huysmans - преди 3 месеца
This is footage from defcon, one of the few CNN video's that's not clickbait
Sizzlean - преди година
Leave it to the worst channel on the tv to do such a terrible job of covering this convention and not once did they show anyone the meat or the presentations. It's almost as if the scripted reporters feel they need to ask questions and be in the shot for it to air. Who wants to see a stupid script reader read a script written by cover up artists? The people's presentations are truly funny, informative and should have been the only thing shown at a hacker convention because then you would have seen how hard they have to try not to laugh their asses off when stepping up to the stage. Windows XP is laughable? How bout using a magnet as a key, or a blank filing cabinet key to lock the unit? How bout the state sponsored and paid for research program in which the machine was hacked within 5 minutes and by the end of the night was simply a joke so un-funny, NO Catholic News Network doesn't want you to know what the real attitude was. None of these people came to this event wondering if the machines could be hacked, that is so old news it's ancient history. Grow up CNN, when will you learn people are no where as stupid as you guys think they are? Everything you do turns to black goo that stinks to high heaven and in case you can't tell by the comments no one believes a word you guys say anymore. If they only knew you guys sell all of your media racks on military bases along with other military surplus equipment because you guys are an arm of the military, then they would understand who you guys truly are, but that too is ancient history for the birds like the DoDo.
I remember the day you guys turned on, I was amazed that you could get a 24 hour news channel up in one day without a glitch with news desks all over the world, now I know only the military could do something like that, especially after seeing all the billions and billions of dollars worth of your equipment sold on govliquidation to be picked up on a military base, which conveniently went out of business as soon as this pentagram audit started, how special is what "the church lady" would have said.
Mason S
Mason S - преди година
What CNN doesn't get is that even if you get into a voter machine, the voter machine isn't connected to any servers. You gotta take stuff out of the voter machine manually .-.
Douwe Huysmans
Douwe Huysmans - преди 3 месеца
Search for 'social engineering' and watch a defcon talk about it.
HITMAN PRINCIP - преди 2 години
CNN the biggest propaganda machine in the world....
KT - преди 2 години
Former security adviser for Obama....More bullshit against Trump.
Yikes - преди 2 години
Fake news
John sweda
John sweda - преди 2 години
we need to go back to paper voting
AppleCore360 - преди година
But people can get corrupt. Like they said. They just need to hack where it counts. As will corrupting people who count the votes.
and while we're at it we need to get money the fuck out of politics so we can have actual candidates to vote for in the first place.