Hackers Took Over Electronic Voting Machines In Two Hours At DEF CON

By Aaron Kesel

Hackers at the Las Vegas’ annual DEF CON event took over electronic voting machines in a display of a simulation run for the White House proving that rigging an election is indeed possible, something that many researchers have warned about for several years.

It took under 90 minutes for hackers to physically break down the 30 voting machines and discover weaknesses in their defenses, The Register UK reported.

Of the 30 voting booths, the hardware and software were manufactured by Diebold, Sequoia and Winvote.

Hackers proved the low level of security that voting machines have had which has been known for years; even a former Diebold contractor whistleblower, Chris Hood, told of the weakness of security and how easily voting machines can be exploited.

One of the voting booths was wirelessly hacked by a hacker proving that you only need to be near it and in range, not physically next to it, to exploit the system’s software like how Princeton University demonstrated 10 years ago.

“Without question, our voting systems are weak and susceptible. Thanks to the contributions of the hacker community today, we’ve uncovered even more about exactly how,” Jake Braun, a hacker said.

The scary thing is we also know that our foreign adversaries — including Russia, North Korea, Iran — possess the capabilities to hack them too, in the process undermining the principles of democracy and threatening our national security.

The other main issue isn’t physical voting but rather allowing voters to vote online. It’s convenience vs. security. A whopping 30 states offered voters the option of online voting despite the fact that it was known by security researchers to be vulnerable during the 2016 election last year. That’s enough states to flip the vote and nullify democracy.

Online voting is not secure and can be heavily tampered with finding various vulnerabilities in outdated software and hardware alike.

Finally, the last issue is bribing programmers or the poll workers who are supposed to oversee the election as Diebold programmer Clinton Eugene Curtis alleged when he testified that Tom Feeney (Speaker of the House of Florida at the time) told him to rig election counts for a paycheck.

Numbers don’t match up, time and time again in the exit polls; as investigator Richard Charin found, the polls don’t match up some by a whopping 10% or more.

Everything is working according to plan and the sheepish American public, as a congressman known only as Congressman X inferred in his book, are following right along with no objection; therefore, we are consenting to all this mistreatment and perversion of democracy.


Although the machines the hackers breached were not fully secured, according to The Register UK, it reveals the potential for damage that is possible.

The good news is that we have three years to fix our current voting problems and structure, but that’s only if voting for a new establishment head even matters.

Aaron Kesel writes for Activist Post. Follow us at Twitter and Steemit. This article is Creative Commons and can be republished in full with attribution.

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7 Comments on "Hackers Took Over Electronic Voting Machines In Two Hours At DEF CON"

  1. The establishment works tirelessly to lead people to systematically abandon self-interest, so that it can profit from their error.

    Thoughtful citizens wonder why billions are spent on one program and billions on another which may duplicate it or even nullify it, such as paying some farmers not to raise crops, while at the same time building dams or canals to irrigate more farm land. Crazy or stupid ?

    Neither. The goal is MORE DEBT ! Thousands of government-sponsored methods of wasting money go on continually. Most make no sense, but they are never exposed for what they really are : siphons sucking our Nation’s economic lifeblood. Billions for the bankers, debts for the people.

    The “almost hidden” conspirators in politics, religion, education, entertainment, and the news media are working for the banker-owned United States, in a banker-owned World under a banker-owned World Government !

    They are afraid of only one thing : an awakened patriotic citizenry…… then they really don’t need to be afraid.

    • And Ross Perot’s last warning to THE AMERICAN PEOPLE…

      “Get ready for a great sucking sound”

      Guess he knew what he was talking about after all.

  2. Not a surprise….

  3. As a member of NC Verifiable Voting, we knew this more than a decade ago. We had IT and cyber security experts demonstrate their ability to get into the “voting” machines, alter them and exit without leaving any trace of their ever having been there. The Global Central Banks, which essentially own the political class and now control all economic/financial markets, have been able to rig any relatively close election. For example, Bush Jr. has never “won” an election for president of the US. However, because about 50% of US ballots are cast on paper, the global oligarchs could not rig a landslide…at least not yet. They were absolutely blindsided by Trump’s win. The American people were both brighter and better informed than the Bankers had believed them to be. In response the Globalists have used their main stream media propaganda machine to double down on the false narratives they spew 24/7. President Trump also won the popular vote because Illegal and Diebold “votes” don’t count. The lie that HRC ‘won’ the popular vote is a propaganda meme being used to fire up the Snowflakes and confuse the People. We’ll see how that works out for the Global Banks. They must break America to achieve their goal of a NWO; global governance and one global currency they create and control. They have openly written about their intention to use the UN as a ‘front’ for their absolute enslavement of humanity. I admit the Globalist Banks are doing a bang up job in destroying European nations as George Soros pays an invading army of Muslims while globalist propaganda has “dis-armed” Europeans both literally and philosophically. Who takes in people who vow to destroy you? The Globalist’s intention now appears to be to deflate the bubbles they have created in stocks/bonds/housing in order to collapse the Western economies and blame it on Trump and those who voted for him; conservatives. I suggest we all do what we can to be prepared for this eventuality.

  4. They are not your government. All 10 elements of communism have been accomplished. It is war by deception using counterfeit money (Federal Reserve Notes). They get everything for nothing without firing a shot. You are all slaves to debt obtained via fraud. Voting (participating) in the scam/ paying taxes is just evidence of your consent (stupidity).

    They are Satanists calling themselves Jews. Quit supporting your own destruction. Quit referring to them as government as they are not. Criminals cannot represent government.

    • Reminds me of a man I encountered on the street.
      He was screaming in pain as he banged his head against a brick wall. The blood flowing from his brow he pleaded for me to “help him”. I told him “he was doing it to himself and he was the only one who could stop it”. He continued hitting his head and blamed the wall and said it wasn’t him.

      I slowly backed away and distanced myself from him.

  5. ….and then falsely blamed Russia and the Trump Executive Branch and Campaign Team…

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