The Washington, D.C., school board dared hackers to crack its new web-based absentee voting system four days ahead of the real election. University of Michigan professor Alexander Halderman, and two graduate students did the deed within a few hours, getting the Futurama character Bender elected to the board. Using a shell vulnerability to break in to the system, they were able to change existing votes and replace new ones with fakes.
An election campaign now being fought almost completely out of public view could radically alter the way California’s school children are taught. If Marshall Tuck unseats incumbent Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson,... Read Post
Unknown hackers broke into George Mason University's e-mail system and sent 35,000 students a forged message from the school's provost early this morning stating that Election Day had been moved to Nov. 5.... Read Post
University of Michigan students outwit computerized voting system: It’s a win for the University of Michigan Wolverines,... if not for anyone else. After election officials in Washington, D.C., egged on hackers to have a go at their... Read Post