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Hacker Cracks Voting Machine in Less Than 2 Hours – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

LAS VEGAS—A touch-screen voting machine used in a 2014 election in Virginia was hacked in about 100 minutes by exploiting a Windows XP flaw that was more than a decade old as part of a demonstration on security vulnerabilities in election technology.

The hacker was Carsten Schürmann, an associate professor with IT University of Copenhagen. He was one of the computer hackers invited to the Defcon convention in Las Vegas to test the…

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