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Is the Path to Secure Elections Paved With Open Source Code?
8 August 2017, 2:00 pm



Increased use of open source software could fortify U.S. election system security, according to former CIA head R. James Woolsey and Bash creator Brian J. Fox. The two made their case for open source elections software after security researchers demonstrated how easy it was to crack some election machines at the recent DefCon hacking conference in Las Vegas. "Despite its name, open-source software is less vulnerable to hacking than the secret, black box systems like those being used in polling places now," Woolsey and Fox wrote.

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