Reading Time: 6 minutes Opinion: Because of an outdated and vulnerable election infrastructure, we may never know the true winners of today’s midterms. But we already know who the losers are: Anybody interested in fair, secure, and transparent elections.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, battling in a close race to become governor, is pushing back against new reports of election vulnerabilities — uncovered by WhoWhatWhy — distracting the media and voters. He’s charging those who reported the danger with… being the danger.
Reading Time: 7 minutes The GOP is setting up the “victimization” of Brett Kavanaugh as cause for a midterm election win next month. If that narrative sounds implausible, that’s because the cover story doesn’t have to be persuasive when you’ve got electronic voting machines.
Reading Time: 7 minutes While experts are relieved to see some states finally taking cyber threats seriously, they say the nation as a whole still isn’t where it needs to be to prevent future interference by foreign or domestic forces.
Reading Time: 28 minutes Barrett Brown was almost put away for over 100 years. His crime: publicizing documents that reveal the shadowy world of intelligence contracting in the post-9/11 era.
Reading Time: 5 minutes DEF CON attendees remind us just how easy it is to bypass laughable voting machine safeguards. At least they got the mainstream media to cover this issue for once.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Election integrity activists are at odds over whether raising too many concerns about the security of US elections did more harm than good.
Reading Time: 4 minutes I get that John Podesta is frustrated with the FBI’s role in the recent election. But he should wake up. The FBI has always been a dangerously problematical institution. Time to pay attention, to the many examples we cite here.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Early fears that voting machines had been hacked were initially assuaged by assurances that the machines were not connected to the outside world. Now we learn otherwise.
Reading Time: 1 minute WhoWhatWhy’s founder discusses the US government’s claims that Russian hacking is an attempt to interfere with US elections, as well as the wider use of cyberwarfare by other countries. We’re treading on dangerous ground, and more proof is needed.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Relentless cyber attacks combined with lax security measures not only put the data of Americans at risk but could influence the outcome of this election.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Many jurisdictions across the country are using election equipment that is completely outdated and experts believe that this will lead to large problems on Election Day.
Reading Time: 2 minutes An NSA specialist who became an expert at hacking automobiles now works at Uber, the ride-sharing service. Is this something we ought to take interest in?
Reading Time: 7 minutes When people think of election theft, many assume that means individuals taking measures up to and including the moment that votes are cast. However, experts agree that thanks to the increasing reliance on electronic voting and vote-counting, the very infrastructure itself is also vulnerable — to attacks from the outside. This could include foreign powers pursuing their own agenda.
Reading Time: 3 minutes A new study has shown that Google could have an enormous impact on elections if the company were to tweak its algorithm to favor certain candidates.
Reading Time: 7 minutes The Cold Case of the death of a hot reporter. Was there more to it than a tragic accident? And why did the media not look into this affair, given the kinds of things Hastings was investigating, and the unusual details of his final seconds.