The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) has issued an alert for Dominion voting machines after they were found to be vulnerable and exploitable to hacking attempts.
Sixteen states use these Dominion voting machines:
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) May 31, 2022
Electronic voting machines from a leading vendor used in at least 16 states have software vulnerabilities that leave them susceptible to hacking if unaddressed, the nation’s leading cybersecurity agency says in an advisory sent to state election officials.
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency, or CISA, said there is no evidence the flaws in the Dominion Voting Systems’ equipment have been exploited to alter election results. The advisory is based on testing by a prominent computer scientist and expert witness in a long-running lawsuit that is unrelated to false allegations of a stolen election pushed by former President Donald Trump after his 2020 election loss.
The advisory, obtained by The Associated Press in advance of its expected Friday release, details nine vulnerabilities and suggests protective measures to prevent or detect their exploitation. Amid a swirl of misinformation and disinformation about elections, CISA seems to be trying to walk a line between not alarming the public and stressing the need for election officials to take action.
Of course it’s unrelated to ‘false allegations of a stolen election’. Yeah, right.
You can read more about the advisory here.