2018/07/17/Top Voting Machine Vendor Admits It Installed Remote-Access Software on Systems Sold to States
- when: 2018/07/17
- author: Kim Zetter
- source: Motherboard
- topics: Election Systems & Software voting machine election hacking
- link: https://motherboard.vice.com/en us/article/mb4ezy/top-voting-machine-vendor-admits-it-installed-remote-access-software-on-systems-sold-to-states
- title: Top Voting Machine Vendor Admits It Installed Remote-Access Software on Systems Sold to States
- summary: “The nation's top voting machine maker has admitted in a letter to a federal lawmaker that the company installed remote-access software on election-management systems it sold over a period of six years, raising questions about the security of those systems and the integrity of elections that were conducted with them.”
In a letter sent to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) in April and obtained recently by Motherboard, Election Systems and Software acknowledged that it had "provided pcAnywhere remote connection software ... to a small number of customers between 2000 and 2006," which was installed on the election-management system ES&S sold them.
The statement contradicts what the company told me and fact checkers for a story I wrote for the New York Times in February. At that time, a spokesperson said ES&S had never installed pcAnywhere on any election system it sold. "None of the employees, ... including long-tenured employees, has any knowledge that our voting systems have ever been sold with remote-access software," the spokesperson said.
- via: Slashdot