Given some of the historic questions this blog has raised about election software that depends on trust of election software corporations (as opposed to open source approaches) I’m interested in hearing folks thoughts on this:
"Jack Cable, a security researcher, said he assumed US adversaries already had access to the software. He said he was more concerned the release would fan distrust among the growing number of people not inclined to believe in the security of US elections.
“It is a concern that people, in the pursuit of trying to show the system is insecure, are actually making it more insecure,” said Cable, who recently joined a cybersecurity firm run by the former Cisa director Christopher Krebs and former Facebook security chief Alex Stamos.
Concerns over access to voting machines and software first surfaced in Arizona, where the Republican-controlled state senate hired Cyber Ninjas, a firm with no elections experience, to audit Maricopa county results. The firm’s chief executive tweeted support of conspiracy theories surrounding last year’s election.
After the county’s Dominion voting systems were turned over, Arizona’s top election official determined they could not be used again and ordered new ones."
Clearly the Trumpists are a problem, but the enemy of them (Dominion in this case) is not necessarily our friend…