11 year old hacks replica of Florida state election website in under 10 minutes.

By | 2018-08-14T13:32:01+00:00 August 14th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |7 Comments

Courtesy of PBS:

An 11-year-old boy on Friday was able to hack into a replica of the Florida state election website and change voting results found there in under 10 minutes during the world’s largest yearly hacking convention, DEFCON 26, organizers of the event said.

The boy, who was identified by DEFCON officials as Emmett Brewer, accessed a replica of the Florida secretary of state’s website. He was one of about 50 children between the ages of 8 and 16 who were taking part in the so-called “DEFCON Voting Machine Hacking Village,” a portion of which allowed kids the chance to manipulate party names, candidate names and vote count totals.

Nico Sell, the co-founder of the non-profit r00tz Asylum, which teaches children how to become hackers and helped organize the event, said an 11-year-old girl also managed to make changes to the same Florida replica website in about 15 minutes, tripling the number of votes found there.

Sell said more than 30 children hacked a variety of other similar state replica websites in under a half hour.

Go ahead, tell me again that Donald Trump did not benefit from the ease with which some of these websites can be compromised. 

Cause I don’t think I believe it. 

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7 Comments

  1. Anonymous August 14, 2018 at 7:03 am - Reply

    OT?
    “The agents — identified as Todd Hyman, Aleksandr Schwartzman, and Svetlana Angert — were included by Putin, who reportedly explained to Trump that some of that stolen money was funneled to the 2016 presidential campaign of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

    “It might have been legal, the contribution itself, but the way the money was earned was illegal,” Putin offered at the Helsinki meeting.

    As Weiss writes, “Hyman, Schwartzman, and Angert were not laundering money, as Putin and his prosecutor would suggest; they were investigating money launderers.””

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/putin-wants-trump-hand-three-dhs-agents-investigating-company-linked-infamous-don-jr-meeting/

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/this-is-why-putin-is-targeting-three-dhs-agents

    “Putin would have us—or at least Trump—believe these people are the legal equivalents of GRU operatives who spear-phished their way into the U.S. elections and turned American politics upside down. But why?”
    “Putin’s most obvious psychological hangup is projection: accusing enemies of doing exactly what he himself is guilty of doing (underwriting fascism in Europe, enabling or exporting Islamist terrorism, labeling whistleblowers who uncover crimes the true criminals).”

  2. anon August 14, 2018 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/08/14/new-poll-sends-republicans-reeling-as-voters-dont-like-trump-by-a-nearly-2-1-margin.html

    ” “It is never acceptable for a presidential campaign to obtain information on a political opponent from a hostile foreign power, voters say 79 – 12 percent, including 69 – 19 percent among Republicans.””

  3. anonymous August 14, 2018 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    https://www.salon.com/2018/08/14/election-apocalypse-could-russians-actually-hack-the-2018-midterms-its-entirely-possible/

    ““Is Russia still targeting the U.S., Mr. President?” ABC News reporter Cecilia Vega asked during a press availability in the White House cabinet room.

    Trump replied, “Thank you very much, no.”

    Vega followed up: “No? You don’t believe that to be the case?””“No,” Trump insisted.”

  4. anon August 14, 2018 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    “Many have described this continually changing story as “moving the goalposts” or as an effort for Trump and company to stand their ground until damaging evidence forces them to change their story and take a new stand. This has been evident throughout the Russia scandal as Trump and associates have gone from claiming there was no contact with Russian nationals to admitting contact here and there until investigations have shown multiple meetings.””Nixon and company continued playing semantic games with the truth until a recording from June 23, 1972, revealed his efforts to aid the cover-up and link the crime to national security in order to obstruct justice. When that tape was uncovered, even Nixon’s staff knew the jig was up. Special assistant Pat Buchanan and White House Chief of Staff Alexander Haig (a retired general and fascinating precursor to current Chief of Staff John Kelly) attempted to convince Nixon that the battle was lost and he had to resign, but their appeals went largely unheard.

    What pushed Nixon to continue his fight was a deep sense of personal grievance. He told people he was being “persecuted” as if he were the victim of a witch hunt.”

    https://www.salon.com/2018/08/14/donald-trump-and-richard-nixon-many-parallels-but-they-dont-go-far-enough/

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