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Hacking the websites responsible for election information is so easy an 11-year-old did it

For 11-year-old Emmett from Austin, hacking the website for the Florida Secretary of State was as easy as a simple SQL injection. While it took Emmett only 10 minutes to break into the election report... read more

Kid hackers prove how easy it is to change ‘election results’

... old boy managed to hack into a replica of the Florida state election website and change voting results in under 10 minutes — and an 11-year-old girl did it in about 15, according to reports. “Thes... read more

An 11-year-old hacked a government website and changed election results at DEFCON

Last Friday, an 11-year-old apparently managed change election results within 10 minutes. While at this year’s DEFCON, he and many other children were offered the chance to hack into a mock-up of a Se... read more

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The Daily 202: Five implications of Trump’s Oval Office clash with Pelosi and Schumer over the border wall

who as No. 2 in GOP leadership will be responsible for whipping the votes to pass any deal, was asked if he watched the televised session. “I did ... completed, so definitive conclusions cannot be dra... read more


11-year-old shows it’s child’s play to mess with elections

This year, it was literally child’s play: the DefCon village this past weekend invited 50 kids between the ages of 8 and 16 to compromise replicas of states’ websites in the so-called “DEFCON Voting M... read more

Jake Braun discusses the Voting Village at DEF CON

This is the last piece of the election infrastructure that announces the results. And so, obviously, we've got the kids hacking ... 11-year-old girl, and she got in in 10 minutes. Totally took over th... read more

Obama Admits Gap in Russian ‘Hack’ Case

In the Internet age, hacking is the bread and butter of intelligence agencies. If Russian intelligence did not do so, this would constitute gross misfeasance, especially since the DNC was such easy .. ... read more

Krebs on Security

Gaining sufficient public support for a conclusion that other countries are responsible for hacking important U.S. assets ... Now I use them as a source of information about foreign intelligence botne... read more

The Cybersecurity 202: British intelligence officials propose ‘solution’ to intercept encrypted group chats

“Prior to the four-year-old breach being discovered, Marriott suffered at least one previously unreported hack ... were responsible for roughly 25% of political support spread via Twitter for candidat... read more

Vestal: Why defend an anonymous troll’s right to insult?

A judge has ordered this newspaper to turn over information ... did is simple Internet troll work, the kind of thing that’s easy to dismiss and not such a big deal. For others, the nature of these for... read more

The House That Spied on Me

It turns out that how we interact with our computers and smartphones is very valuable information, both to intelligence agencies and the advertising industry. What websites ... did what robots do best ... read more

Still Waiting for Evidence of a Russian Hack

More than two years after the allegation of Russian hacking of the 2016 U.S. presidential election ... done so to help Donald Trump and hurt Hillary Clinton.” The diversion worked like a charm. Mainst... read more



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