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The Hackers Russia-Proofing Germany’s Elections

Posted on July 10th, 2017 at 3:59 by Sueyourdeveloper in category: News -- Write a comment


The hack began as trash talk. Germany’s voting computers were so vulnerable to tampering that they could be reprogrammed to play chess, the hackers boasted. But then the machines’ maker dared them to try. Bound by honor and curiosity, the hackers got their hands on one of the computers and had it playing chess after about a month. “We have to admit,” they later wrote, “that it does not play chess all that well.”

Although Bloomberg gushes a bit, this is interesting. Canada still uses paper ballots. And we still have shenanigans.

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