Trump is RIGHT, Our Elections ARE NOT SECURE, Hackers Found VULNERABILITIES Just Weeks Before Election Night

By John Paluska, Founder of The Daily Fodder

In the midst of unprecedented voter fraud being documented across the country, in addition to whistleblower accounts of C.I.A. election-hacking software, with the creator of the software himself testifying in 2015 that it was successfully used to steal Florida in the 2012 elections, the government agency CISA has the brass balls to declare the elections were the safest in all our country's history.

I think I hardly need to write much more on the subject, since the fact voter fraud is being documented almost daily should be enough for any smart, thinking American to at least question the legitimacy of some of the votes being tallied, and then at least consider the fact that Trump may just be right. However, I'll proceed to write about it anyways for your benefit (and our sanity).

Just think to yourself for a second: if you knew your election software was hackable, if security companies like Norton blatantly stated there's major vulnerabilities in your election systems, and if this was just a mere WEEKS BEFORE THE ELECTIONS, would you use the voting systems in place if you wanted a fair, honest, and SECURE election?

I think we all know the answer to that question. We all know the answer is a resounding "no."

Yet, this is precisely what our government did. They used a voting system that not only had blatant vulnerabilities that were aired live at the Black Hat Hacker convention, but also servers that were, indeed, hacked in the 2016 elections.

Does this sound like "secure" voting software to you? Would you upload your social security number or do your online banking on these voting servers? If your answer is "no" (and it should be), then you have to ask yourself why in the world we are using these for the elections.

Now, to the naysayers out there who think I'm just a shill for President Trump, the evidence of just how insecure our voting systems are is piled higher than Mount Everest. I'm not writing this because I'm some Qanon wackjob with a vendetta against Hillary Clinton (Qanon is a propaganda group, the FBI, and I, wrote about it already). I'm writing this because it's simply the reality of our election systems. Our systems are hackable, insecure, and full of vulnerabilities. This was widely reported on in the press and it was generally accepted in the cybersecurity community FOR YEARS. 

Just because the media says something different today, that doesn't make the truth go away. We know for a fact that our previous elections were hacked. We know for a fact that on October, 16, 2020, computer scientists blatantly stated there are "potentially numerous ways for a foreign entity to alter results" in Florida.

That's right. Florida's election systems are completely insecure, and cybersecurity analyists alerted government officials 19 days before election night. As The Palm Beach Post reported:

“It has been asserted that voting machines are not vulnerable to remote hacking because they are never connected to the internet, but both the premise and the conclusion are false,” states a Sept. 15 letter sent to Florida’s Division of Elections by nearly 30 of the country’s top computer scientists and election integrity groups.

The experts urged the state to eliminate the use of wireless modems.

“Our elections remain under attack by the opponents of a free and fair democracy, who wish to compromise our election infrastructure to sow chaos, distrust, or even manipulate the election outcome,” the letter states.

The response of Florida’s election officials? Crickets.

Now, this is just one state (an important one), but their conclusions are backed up by cybersecurity experts working for NBC News who tested to see if the nation's voting machines did, in fact, connect to the internet and whether the connections were secure. Their conclusion, they do connect and they're not secure.

As NBC News reported:

“AT&T and Verizon and so on try and protect as best they can the security of their phone network from the rest of the internet, but it’s still part of the internet,” Appel [Princeton computer scientist and election expert] explained. “There can still be security holes that allow hackers to get into the phone network.”

The 35 systems Skoglund’s team [National Election Defense Coalition] found represent a fraction of total voting systems nationwide, though he believes they only captured a portion of the systems that are or have been online. Earlier this week, Skoglund showed NBC three election systems were still online even after officials had been told they were vulnerable.

For election systems to be online, even momentarily, presents a serious problem, according to Appel.

“Once a hacker starts talking to the voting machine through the modem, the hacker cannot just change these unofficial election results, they can hack the software in the voting machine and make it cheat in future elections,” he said.

There you have it, at least two separate groups have found blatant vulnerabilities in our elections systems that nobody bothered to do anything about. It was all completely ignored. 

Does this sound like a "secure" election to you? At this point, do you believe the CISA is actually telling the truth? Would you trust your social security number to this level of "security"? Once again, if your answer is no, then why is it so implausible to suggest our election may have actually been hacked? Why is that a "conspiracy theory" or "fake news"?

In fact, I have another question. What are these so-called "robust security measures" that these states have in place? If they didn't even bother to fix the blatant vulnerabilities in their election software and voting machines, then what have they actually done to secure our elections?

What would YOU do? Would YOU use these systems if you had this information at your disposal? Would YOU certify the election results before launching a comprehensive investigation to determine if the votes were tampered with? I think it's silly to suggest you would. Nobody in their right mind would certify election results without an investigation if they knew their systems were completely hackable. That'd be madness. UNLESS THEY WANT BIDEN TO WIN and they WANT OUR ELECTIONS RIGGED (after all, Biden is best friends with the C.I.A.).

However, I digress. . .

Just TWO MONTHS before the elections, Security Magazine asked the question "Can the voting process be hacked?" They also answered the question: YES!

In their article they state:

There are two types of voting machines used in the U.S., namely the optical voting machines and direct recording electronic (DRE) machines. The former uses paper ballots, and the DRE records your votes electronically. Some of these machines provide a paper trail, whereas some do not. The good news is that at least 22 states have chosen to use paper ballots for security reasons (Córdova, McCadney, Howard & Norden, 2019). However, the rest of the states are using some semblance of either optical or DRE machines. The issue with these machines is that most of them are over a decade old. Designed in a period when cyberattacks were not so rampant, they carry outdated software and even their providers like Microsoft, are not issuing any updates. This presents a great risk of security vulnerabilities.

You read that right. The 2020 election is being cast on computers using an outdated, insecure version of Windows. Additionally, the states that have not chosen to use paper ballots are also presenting another security problem, it's possible to hack the voting machines and then, without the paper trail, there is no acutal proof it was hacked at all. How can anyone know if the machine tells you what your vote was if there's no independent proof of the vote itself?

However, that isn't all they stated. These systems are so insecure that all a hacker has to do is connect to the same public wifi and they're instantly in, no security codes, no passwords, no firewalls, no nuthin'. They can then proceed to perform an electronic version of ballot stuffing:

Design multiple-use election cards for DRE machines: Normally, one election card is used per voter, but attackers can create fake ones and use them infinitely if given a chance.

Remotely access the machines: Most voting machines are not connected to the internet. However, some machines are internet accessible, making them susceptible to attackers who can insert malicious code through remote access (Green, 2019).

Connect to the same Wi-Fi network: Since most voting machines have no firewalls or other technical security controls in place to prohibit unauthorized remote access, it can be easy for an attacker to sit in the same room, connect to the public Wi-Fi and run a targeted attack to take over the device.

You read that last part right: "most voting machines have no firewalls or other technical security controls in place to prohibit unauthorized remote access." Your computer that you're using to read this article right now is safter than a voting machine. Simply having antivirus installed on your computer and your computer having a built-in firewall makes it more secure than our voting machines. Let that sink in.

If you're still thinking this election is completely secure, that this is all just "possibilities" and that your favorite CNN article knows more than trained cybersecurity experts and career hackers who have actually hacked their ways into voting machines, then it might surprise you to find out the last Presidential Election was, indeed, hacked in at least two states.

CBS News reported:

U.S. officials are expanding their investigation into the hacking of state election systems as officials believe more states beyond just Arizona and Illinois were affected, a government official has confirmed to CBS News.

Law enforcement officials were summoned to Capitol Hill to brief House and Senate leaders on the investigation into the cyberattack on election systems, CBS News’ Jeff Pegues reports.

This followed previous reports that the FBI found hackers accessed the voting records of at least two states, and compromised at least one:

The FBI has found that hackers accessed Arizona’s and Illinois’s state election databases, CBS News has confirmed.

The bureau issued an alert to state election officials of the attempted hacks, which was sent earlier this month and it referenced two attacks in two states that are under investigation. At least one site was compromised, CBS News confirmed.

The two states that were targeted were Arizona and Illinois, and while the FBI released a statement, it didn’t offer any details. 

But this isn't even where it ends. Other security experts literally found that Ohio and Florida's election systems can be hacked and votes changed WITH NOBODY EVEN DETECTING IT! This was reported on in June of 2020, just months before the elections.

As Business Insider reported:

Security researchers found vulnerabilities in an online voting system that could let hackers alter votes without being detected by voters or elections officials, according to a report published Sunday.

The report, published by researchers at MIT and the University of Michigan, reveals serious security problems with an online voting application made by Seattle-based Democracy Live.

The online voting software is being used by some county and state governments in Colorado, Delaware, New Jersey, Florida, Ohio, Oregon, Washington, and West Virginia.

Online voting has typically been reserved for overseas voters, but could be expanded to more people given the COVID-19 pandemic. Some counties are expanding mail-in ballots, which experts say are less vulnerable to fraud.

There you have it, MIT researchers found voting software being used in at least 8 states can be hacked without anyone even knowing. Votes can be completely changed without anyone being the wiser. If you honestly still think our elections are secure this year, then think again.

To all the nayayers out there who think President Trump is just being a sore loser, he actually has been repeating what security analyists and Black Hat hackers have been saying for years, as MIT Technology Review itself put it:

Despite the obvious risk and years of warnings, at least eight American states and 16 million American voters will use completely paperless machines in the 2020 US elections, a new report by New York University’s Brennan Center for Justice found.

Paperless voting machines persist despite a strong consensus among US cybersecurity and national security experts that paper ballots and vote audits are necessary to ensure the security of the next election. The Brennan Center report points to the Senate Intelligence Committee investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 section, which also recommends paper ballots for security and verification.

Our elected officials still persist to do nothing to secure these voting machines from hacks. So is it really surprising the C.I.A may have software that hacks and changes the elections? Is it so surprising to hear of rampant voter fraud? Not if you read what cybersecurity experts have been saying for years. So, I'll say it again, Trump is right. Our elections ARE NOT SECURE.


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