MIT: Hackers can alter ballots in widely used voting app

You can’t hack a pencil,” New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner said.

He’s right, of course. There is great wisdom and integrity in what Sec. of State Gardner said.

Regarding the hackable voting software, as reported by AP:

“Obviously, integrity and security are prime, but voter confidence is equally important,” Kersey said.

J. Alex Halderman, a University of Michigan professor and one of the country’s leading experts on election security, responded to the MIT study in a lengthy Twitter thread, calling the findings “devastating.”

“In my view, based on MIT’s findings, no responsible jurisdiction should use Voatz in real elections any time soon,” he wrote. “It will take major advances in security technology before Internet voting is safe enough.”

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