Secretaries of State Blast Election Hacking Exercise

Route Fifty: The National Association of Secretaries of State criticized a series of voting machine hacking events Thursday at DEFCON 26 in Las Vegas for being “unrealistic.”

DEFCON’s Voting Machine Hacking Village invited participants to test more than 30 such electronic devices—most of which organizers said remain in use in some U.S. states—and defend or hack a mock board of elections office and its voter registration databases during an interactive training.

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