Manufacturer Confirms Installing Remote-Access Software on U.S. Voting Machines
CHANGING ITS STORY. Election hacking is at the top of everyone’s mind right now, thanks to the controversy surrounding the 2016 Presidential election. But a new report by Motherboard suggests the issue is far from new. On Tuesday, the outlet published an article in which it claims it obtained a letter sent by Election Systems and Software (ES&S) (the company responsible for manufacturing the majority of voting machines used in the U.S.) to Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) in April. In the letter, ES&S reportedly admits that it sold election-management systems (EMSs) equipped with pcAnywhere, a software program typically used by system administrators as a way to access computers remotely, to “a small number of customers” between 2000 and 2006. In a report published by the New York Times in February, the company denied any knowledge of selling machines containing this software. DIRECT ACCESS. BETTER OFFLINE. More on election fraud: A Bipartisan Group of U.S.
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