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Top hacker conference to target voting machines

Hackers will target American voting machines—as a public service, to prove how vulnerable they are. When over 25,000 of them descend on Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas at the end of July for DEFCON, the world’s largest hacking conference, organizers are planning to have waiting what they call “a village” of different opportunities to test…

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Minnesota Prepares for Digital Threat to November Election

The list of precautions the state of Minnesota has taken to keep computer hackers from hijacking the November election stretches to two single-spaced pages: a cyber security team, a new outside election consultant and an encrypted internet transmission system. Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon and his staff say they feel confident that they have…

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We Told You So: Foreign Hackers May Be Targeting Presidential Candidates: Spy Chief

Foreign hackers may have the campaigns of U.S. presidential candidates in their sights, the nation’s top intelligence official warned Wednesday. The FBI and Homeland Security are working with the campaigns to tighten security and prevent the cyber intruders from penetrating their defenses, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said. Clapper warned that there are likely…

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