Hackers Break Into Voting Machines in Minutes Highlighting Security Deficiencies

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Hackers Break Into Voting Machines in Minutes Highlighting Security Deficiencies [Photo Credit: Wikipedia]
“Hackers at at a competition in Las Vegas were able to successfully breach the software of U.S. voting machines in just 90 minutes on Friday, illuminating glaring security deficiencies in America’s election infrastructure,” The Hill reports.

“According to a Register report, within minutes, hackers exposed glaring physical and software vulnerabilities across multiple U.S. voting machine companies’ products.”

“Some devices were found to have physical ports that could be used to attach devices containing malicious software. Others had insecure Wi-Fi connections, or were running outdated software with security vulnerabilities like Windows XP.”

This comes as investigators look into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, particularly in key states such as Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, where Hillary Clinton lost after being favored to win.