What actually decides the winner of an election? The number of votes, or the number of electronic voting machines that were compromised?
Short of a few exceptional cases, including some previous research, electronic voting machines have largely been black boxes. The 2016 elections echoed, very eerily, the same concerns of the security and reliability of these machines as elections from nearly a decade ago, if not beyond.
In order to help call attention to the seriously problematic state of voting machine security, we demonstrate new and updated methods of compromising voting machine hardware. We were able to compromise a Sequoia AVC Edge by several means, and were able to take complete control of the machine by means of removable media. We can alter vote counts, and more. We will present all our current findings specific to Sequoia and other vendors.
We will bring the voting machine to the presentation for demonstration.
This presentation will be held by Zach Lanier. Zach is currently Director of Research with Cylance, where he helps run the Vulnerability Research/Intelligence team. He specializes in various bits of network, application, mobile, and embedded security. Zach have served as a Senior Research Scientist with several major companies. He is well known within the international Cyber Security community as a person and for his knowledge.
More information at: https://www.hackcon.org/aktiviteter/hackcon12.