Voting Machine Maker Suddenly Remembers It Did Connect Its Machines to the Internet

Voting machine manufacturer ES&S has denied that its systems were ever equipped with remote-access software when confronted by reporters. But after receiving questions from a U.S. senator on the matter, the company has admitted it did do that dumb thing, but it did it a long time ago, and it doesn’t do it anymore.

States May Have to Wait Nine Months for Federal Help Securing Election Systems

Congress has done, well, basically nothing to ensure that the 2018 midterm elections won’t be in some way compromised by hackers, even though almost every lawmaker is adamant nothing could be more important than securing the vote. Making matters worse, it now appears that even states willing to accept the federal…

Facebook Deleted 'Tens of Thousands' of Fake Accounts During German Election

The election in Germany over the weekend saw the rise of the country’s nationalist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, the first time in decades that a far-right group has won seats in German parliament. It also marked Facebook’s first real election security test since the company has fully come to terms with the…