WAPO – Election Security – worrisome in the 10th degree if you ask me

WAPO – Election Security – worrisome in the 10th degree if you ask me

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PATCHED:The vast majority of the nation’s largest county election offices aren’t protecting themselves against basic email phishing attacks that hackers could use to disable polling equipment and sow chaos on Election Day, a report out this morning finds. 

The company Valimail checked protections at election offices in the three largest counties in every state and found just 5 percent were set up to automatically reject or quarantine suspicious emails. Across six active swing states — Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin — none of the top three counties had the protection. 

The fact that election officials aren’t using basic protections against email phishing suggests they’d be “staggeringly” vulnerable to a sophisticated foreign adversary, Seth Blank, director of industry initiatives at Valimail, told me.

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