Jennifer Cohn @jennycohn1 Election security advocate & writer; attorney; Contributor @WhoWhatWhy, @NYRDaily #HandMarkedPaperBallots #ProtectOurVotes 🆘 May. 09, 2019 1 min read

WI, FL, MI, PA, IL, & RI installed wireless modems and/or remote access software in their election equipment:
* Cellular modems (WI, FL, MI, IL, RI & perhaps PA)
* Remote access: (PA & perhaps WI, FL, MI, Illinois, RI).

Link re: cellular modems:  https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2018/11/05/voting-machines-what-could-possibly-go-wrong/  1/

2/ Article re: remote access. By @kimzetter.  https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/mb4ezy/top-voting-machine-vendor-admits-it-installed-remote-access-software-on-systems-sold-to-states 

3/ More about the remote access software installed by voting machine vendor ES&S in 300 jurisdictions it refuses to identify:  https://www.npr.org/2018/09/21/649535367/hacks-security-gaps-and-oligarchs-the-business-of-voting-comes-under-scrutiny 

4/ "Forensic Analysis Finds Venango County, PA, E-Voting System 'Remotely Accessed' on “Multiple Occasions' by Unknown Computer." (The vendor [ES&S] and county then shut down the analysis.) By @TheBradBlog  https://truthout.org/articles/forensic-analysis-finds-venango-county-pa-evoting-system-remotely-accessed-on-multiple-occasions-by-unknown-computer-2/ 

5/ Article by cybersecurity expert, explaining how using cellular modems to transmit electronic vote tallies can enable bad actors to intercept & change those tallies using a cell tower simulator such as a Stingray.  https://freedom-to-tinker.com/2018/02/22/are-voting-machine-modems-truly-divorced-from-the-internet/ 

6/ In response to a letter from 30 cybersecurity and election experts expressing concern about the cellular modems, the Trump administration refused to even try to discourage jurisdictions from using them.

Link to the letter:

7/ Sorry. That was an article. Here is the link to the letter:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-Fd8a8T_se0ZksU9jcwlH1Jnv4z3tgn9/view 

8/ via @EricGeller:

9/ Seven-item checklist for secure elections in 2020! Please ask for every item on this list from your members of Congress, state lawmakers, and state and local election officials. Thank you. #ProtectOurVotes


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