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Hackers breached every voting machine at a cybersecurity conference


Hackers at the DEF CON cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas last week breached all 30 voting machines event organizers provided to them at the so-called "Voting Machine Village," The Hill reported.

“It took me only a few minutes to see how to hack it,” said security consultant Thomas Richards, who hacked a voting machine currently used in Georgia.

Voting machines are supposedly easy to hack, but research into their security has been difficult to carry out given how difficult it can be to obtain a machine for said research.

Event organizers said they hoped the "village," and the impressive performances of some of the hackers, would draw attention to how easy it is breaching some machines.

Experts, however, maintain that if many of these machines are set up properly, the threat of a hack is low.

Voting machines are not connected to the internet, making them more difficult to hack.

Professor demonstrates how to hack a voting machine

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