6/5/2018
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Black Hat USA 2018:
A History of Voting Machine Vulnerabilities & Persistent Hacks


Black Hat USA 2018:
A History of Voting Machine Vulnerabilities & Persistent Hacks

For the past decade, researchers have been discovering vulnerabilities of voting machine models, even holding hacking competitions to publicly test theories and demonstrate exploit paths. Recent allegations of voting machine tampering, nation-state interference and other security breaches surrounding the United States Presidential Election have increased awareness and attention on voting policies and machine weaknesses.

Carsten Schuermann, Associate Professor at IT University of Copenhagen will present “Lessons from Virginia - A Comparative Forensic Analysis of WinVote Voting Machines” at Black Hat USA 2018. In this Briefing he will detail issues of the “WinVote” machines, widely regarded as the worst voting machines made and prevailing gaps in the technology that could be impacting voting security today. Decommissioned after the 2015 elections in Virginia, WinVote machines have since been gathered and analyzed to aid in developing more stable and credible machines. Most notable,

Potentiality to breach voting machines brings to the forefront possible flaws in the federal testing and certification process and the overall integrity of the entire electoral process. Don’t miss “Lessons from Virginia - A Comparative Forensic Analysis of WinVote Voting Machines” at Black Hat USA 2018. View the Briefings lineup by Track to narrow down more than 110+ Briefings by topic of interest. Register soon to secure the lowest possible rate and save on your pass type.

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