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Fri Jul 5, 2019, 01:56 PM Jul 2019
No, An 11 Year Old Didn't Hack a Replica of Florida's Election Servers and Change the Vote.https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/jul/02/tulsi-gabbard/tulsi-gabbard-exaggerates-saying-kid-hacked-replic/
Appearing on HBOs "Real Time with Bill Maher," Gabbard, a U.S. representative from Hawaii, told Maher:
"We have to take seriously the security of our elections because of the vulnerabilities that exist still, now that really have the ability to undermine our democracy. Theres a hacking conference thats held every year in Las Vegas, where I think a 14- or 15-year old-girl from Florida hacked into a replica of Floridas election system in less than 15 minutes."
But two points are problematic for Gabbards claim.
First, there wasnt hacking into a replica of the election system but rather a website made to look like Floridas Secretary of State website that reports preliminary election results. In other words, not the system that receives and counts actual votes.
And second, what was hacked into was not even a replica as in an exact copy of the website because it did not contain the proprietary security features that the Secretary of State website has.
I was annoyed that the media is insinuating that DEFCON proved that Floridas election could be hacked, and it was so easy to do, an eleven year old did it. This does nothing but to undermine the legitimacy of our elections.
I also cringed when Tulsi Gabbard repeated this fake news as fact during the debate. This story was highly misleading clickbait, and was irresponsible journalism...
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No, An 11 Year Old Didn't Hack a Replica of Florida's Election Servers and Change the Vote. (Original Post) Oneironaut Jul 2019 OP
psst... hlthe2b Jul 2019 #1
Been saying the same since this ridiculous claim re: the 11 y.o. came out like a year ago (nt) mr_lebowski Jul 2019 #2
2. Been saying the same since this ridiculous claim re: the 11 y.o. came out like a year ago (nt)
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Fri Jul 5, 2019, 02:16 PM