The news has been full of headlines for weeks about election fraud, voting machine hacking, and all kinds of other scary sounding stuff. Much of the coverage has been hyperbolic to say the least, so we decided to get some clear-headed, rational thoughts on the topic from Avi Rubin. Avi is a professor at Johns Hopkins University and did some of the pioneering work on voting machine security in the early 2000s. We talked with Avi about the problems with electronic voting machines, the potential for tampering with them, whether the machines can be attacked remotely, and what other avenues attackers might have to disrupt the election.
Music by Chris Gonsalves and Ken Montigny.
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