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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-10 11:56 PM
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3. Agreed. Though it was more than bizarre to have a CIA cybersecurity expert say so.
"I follow the vote. And wherever the vote becomes an electron and touches a computer, that's an opportunity for a malicious actor potentially to...make bad things happen," CIA cybersecurity expert Steven Stigall explained, in a stunning presentation to a U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) field hearing held one month ago in Orlando.

As initially reported earlier this week by Greg Gordon at McClatchy, "Stigall said that voting equipment connected to the Internet could be hacked, and machines that weren't connected could be compromised wirelessly. Eleven U.S. states have banned or limited wireless capability in voting equipment, but Stigall said that election officials didn't always know it when wireless cards were embedded in their machines."

"The CIA got interested in electronic systems a few years ago," Gordon reports Stigall as explaining at the EAC hearing, "after concluding that foreigners might try to hack U.S. election systems."

But as disturbing as Stigall's presentation was, what's almost as disturbing is that it took more than 11 days, McClatchy's coverage, a number of FOIA requests from VotersUnite's John Gideon (a frequent guest blogger here), and a couple of articles from BRAD BLOG alum, Michael Richardson of the Examiner (his coverage is here and here), before the EAC finally released the complete transcript of the meeting , including Stigall's remarks.

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  - it is amazing - either they are blind or they think everyone else is stupid  WillYourVoteBCounted   Apr-16-10 11:48 PM   #2 
  - Agreed. Though it was more than bizarre to have a CIA cybersecurity expert say so.  Wilms   Apr-16-10 11:56 PM   #3 
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