FLASHBACK: 2006 PRINCETON REPORT EXPOSED DIEBOLD VOTING MACHINES EASILY HACKED TO RIG ELECTIONS

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Way back in 2006, Princeton University’s Center For Information Technology Policy released this security study of the “Diebold AccuVote-TS” electronic voting machine. That same year, Fox News demonstrated the findings of the Princeton study by showing how easy it was to hack a Diebold voting machine in order to switch vote totals.

While technology has progressed rapidly since that time, and security is undoubtedly much improved, the fact remains that hackers have also progressed and improved to remain formidable foes to today’s high-tech security experts.

As electronic and online voting continues to be explored in U.S. and world elections, perhaps this news segment from 2006 will give “current year” voters some pause for concern.