Securing Elections

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  1. Minimalist

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    https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2018/04/securing_electi_1.html
     
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    N.Y. State, DHS to practice to protect election process
    May 31, 2018
    https://www.scmagazine.com/ny-state-dhs-to-practice-to-protect-election-process/article/769936/
     
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    Microsoft AccountGuard Service Offers Protection for Political and Election Orgs
    August 1, 2018
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...s-protection-for-political-and-election-orgs/
     
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    US officials hope hackers at Defcon find more voting machine problems
    August 10, 2018
    https://www.cnet.com/news/us-officials-hope-hackers-at-defcon-find-more-voting-machine-problems/
     
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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/technology-45154497/hacking-the-us-mid-terms-it-s-child-s-play
     
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    Voting Hacks Prompt Push Back from Election Officials, Vendors
    https://threatpost.com/def-con-2018-voting-hacks-prompt-push-back-from-election-officials-vendors/
     
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    Election systems should be considered critical infrastructure
    August 13, 2018
    https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2018/08/13/election-systems-critical-infrastructure/
     
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    McAfee offers state election officials a year of free cloud security tools
    August 15, 2018
    https://www.cyberscoop.com/mcafee-election-security-cloud-tools/?category_news=technology
     
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    36 states are using this hacking detection sensor to protect the midterm elections
    Albert sensors can detect hacking attempts and alert the government agencies quickly.
    August 16, 2018

    https://www.cnet.com/news/36-states...tion-sensor-to-protect-the-midterm-elections/
     
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    Here's a thought. Go back to paper ballots and we don't have to worry about other countries messing with the results. Or any domestic fraud. With computers.
     
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    Agreed. This whole thing is complete nonsense.
     
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    New bill would require paper ballots to secure election results
    The bill, submitted by nine senators on Tuesday, would also mandate election audits.
    August 21, 2018

    https://www.cnet.com/news/new-bill-would-require-paper-ballots-to-secure-election-results/
     
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    DNC calls FBI after appearing to thwart hack of its voter database
    August 22, 2018
    https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/22/politics/democratic-national-committee-voter-database/index.html
     
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    Perhaps silly question, today's paper revealed yet another HACK, by Russia, on the DNC.

    The DNC's servers/database are obviously connected to the internet, there in lies the vulnerability! So why not, or it's possible, to "Encrypt" the server. Then it becomes just a matter of sure, you do not give the key to the wrong people.
     
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    Recent DNC Hacking Attempt Was Just a Simulated Phishing Test
    August 23, 2018
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...g-attempt-was-just-a-simulated-phishing-test/
     
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    So why is encryption not the answer?
     
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    White House pans Election Security Act
    August 24, 2018
    https://www.scmagazine.com/white-house-pans-election-security-act/article/790978/
     
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    From: https://techcrunch.com/2016/10/12/what-it-takes-to-secure-the-elections/
    "Things like encryption keys, two-factor authentication, and even using a mobile device may be a bridge too far for the elderly or the unskilled.”

    Many election machines running XP, perhaps they should be updated, or a linux distro

    What I don't understand here, is how the voter would be involved in anyway with encryption. John Q public votes & is vote is encrypted by the machine. Voting by smart device, how's about a voting 'app' that encrypts. To get this futuristic 'app', could require, two party verification, before download.
     
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    Los Angeles County's new 'open source' vote tallying system isn't open source just yet
    August 23, 2018
    https://statescoop.com/los-angeles-...ote-tallying-system-isnt-open-source-just-yet
    Press release (PDF): https://lavote.net/docs/rrcc/news-releases/08212018_SOS-Certified-Tally.pdf
     
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    No, a Teen Did Not Hack a State Election
    Hacking conference organizers said kids had hacked “exact clones” of state election reporting websites, but that didn’t happen.
    August 24, 2018

    https://www.propublica.org/article/defcon-teen-did-not-hack-a-state-election
     
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    Voting machine maker claims vote machine hack-fests a 'green light' for foreign hackers
    NSA code smacker says no, hackers perform a service
    August 28, 2018

    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/08/28/voting_machine_hacking/
     
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    Free Cybersecurity Services Offer a First Step to Securing US Elections
    https://www.darkreading.com/applica...step-to-securing-us-elections-/d/d-id/1332687
     
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    Justice Department Warns It Might Not Be Able to Prosecute Voting Machine Hackers
    August 30, 2018
    https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/...t-be-able-to-prosecute-voting-machine-hackers
    Justice Department report (PDF): https://www.justice.gov/ag/page/file/1076696/download
     
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