At hacker convention, a spotlight on weaknesses in election security

HARI SREENIVASAN, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND ANCHOR:  On Friday, hackers were able to penetrate a touch screen voting machine in less than two hours.  The machine was used in a 2014 Virginia election, and the hack was part of a demonstration of election system security weaknesses at DefCon in Las Vegas.

The annual event is attended by hackers, but also by security and technology firms, government employees — some undercover — and, of course, reporters.  DefCon wraps up today.

And joining...


What feeling does this article give you?

#hashtags to follow:

HARI SREENIVASAN [+]    PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND ANCHOR [+]    Virginia [+]    DefCon [+]    Las Vegas [+]   

More #news: