The security of today's midterm elections in the US depend in part on the integrity of the electronic voting machines and the thwarting of foreign influence campaigns. As cyber attacks are expected, several government agencies have joined forces to combat influence efforts and help state and local officials secure the election.
Four US senators, members of the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, sent a letter on Wednesday to Election Systems and Software (ES&S), the largest voting machine vendor in the US, asking for clarifications on why the vendor is trying to discourage independent security reviews of its products.
Voting machines used to tally and aggregate votes in multiple German states are vulnerable to a wide array of vulnerabilities that researchers say can be exploited to alter election results without too much effort.
Three days before the US Presidential Election takes place, California-based security firm Cylance showed the world how easy is to hack one of the many voting machine models that will be deployed at voting stations across the US on Election Day.