Election Day Security
I feel proud today.
Like apple pie, hot dogs and online bank fraud, nothing is more American than personally selecting (kinda) the next President of the United States. And doing it in the hometown of Uncle Sam makes it that much more special.
But lately I’ve become more concerned about the integrity of my vote.
My concern is not with the security of the voting machines. There are only a few different types of electronic voting machines, including optical scanners and direct recording machines, where voters press buttons that are digitally recorded. And both types of machines have been compromised on numerous occasions.
In one case the voting machine was so vulnerable researchers were able to install Pac-Man on it. One team member was quoted, saying that it only required an 8th-grade education and $10.50 to hack the machine.
We also know that the networks, storage and computers that the machines rely on are vulnerable. As are the people involved in the voting process.
But this is not my concern.
What I find most worrisome is, if and when it happens, how will we know?
Happy voting America.