Top Voting Machine Vendor Admits It Installed Remote-Access Software on Systems...


In a letter sent to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) in April and obtained recently by Motherboard, Election Systems and Software acknowledged that it had “provided pcAnywhere remote connection software … to a small number of customers between 2000 and 2006,” which was installed on the election-management system ES&S sold them.

<kanye>Okay, that is one paragraph is an entire article, and I’m gonna let you read it, but OMFG how is pcAnywhere still a thing?!</kanye>

I mean, in 2000 it kind of was? I guess?

Yeah, but we were exploiting it back then. Folks that worked in IT knew that was a nightmare waiting to happen, and you could ask anyone, in any time period, if machines involved in voting should have remote access software installed, I am betting we all have the same answer.

I haven’t really looked into it, based on the presumption that if voting machines were easily hacked we’d hear about it. But I am scraping that presumption. Where are the air gapped machines and laser-sharks?!