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Fri Aug 9, 2019, 10:44 PM

IoT, the internet of things. and election technology. (?)

recently bought an HP Tango printer and due to it containing IoT technology, I started studying IoT security concerns a little. Pretty tough for my brain to understand it all. However, when it is on, and HP would actually prefer it is on at all times (yeah right, run up my electricity bill) so that it can better count my copies and send me ink before I need it.

BUT, My devils advocate side started thinking. Election machinery with IoT tech in it could count votes throughout the day and just send more votes when they are needed in certain precincts in certain states? Could IoT count votes and at 5 p.m. just switch 5% from column B to column A if column A was 1 or 2 % behind?

From what I have read and understanding the simple counting involved in sending me more ink what would stop this from happening in an election involving use of IoT voting machinery and software ?

I think we should be checking with voting machine companies and ask if any of their newer models contain IoT capabilities.

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Reply IoT, the internet of things. and election technology. (?) (Original post)
Captain Zero Aug 2019 OP
radius777 Aug 2019 #1
Roland99 Aug 2019 #2

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Sat Aug 10, 2019, 03:23 AM

1. Well it shouldn't, but of course it could

contain IoT or numerous other technologies that can expose the system to hacking etc.

Why any voting machines should always be thoroughly certified/tested for security holes, and always have a paper trail, because there are always flaws yet to be discovered, that hopefully researchers discover before hackers do.

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