The scary truth about voting machine hacking risk (exclusive video)

Summary:In this exclusive interview, ZDNet' Government's David Gewirtz sits down with Dr. Jon Warner of Argonne National Laboratories for a deep dive into voting machine hacking.

A few weeks ago, I wrote a column here on ZDNet Government entitled, Four outrageous political stories that will make you scream.

In it, I discussed a number of outrages, but one in particular caught my eye: research by the scientists at Argonne National Labs showing the ease at which voting machines could be hacked. This is an issue of great concern, because free and reliable voting is at the core of every democracy.

Voting, essentially, is democracy.

After I published the article, Stephen McGregor of Argonne contacted me and offered me the opportunity to talk with Dr. Jon Warner, the scientist who conducted the study and who came up with the startling conclusions.

What follows is that interview, and it's both fascinating and freaky. I also want to send a special shout-out of thanks to Jon for his great patience in the process. This was the maiden voyage of the studio I've been working on over at ZDNet's DIY-IT and Jon was quite patient while some extra fiddling and tuning was required.

Here then is ZDNet Government's exclusive interview with Dr. Jon Warner of Argonne National Labs. It'll make your hair curl.

Topics: Security


In addition to hosting the ZDNet Government and ZDNet DIY-IT blogs, CBS Interactive's Distinguished Lecturer David Gewirtz is an author, U.S. policy advisor and computer scientist. He is featured in The History Channel special The President's Book of Secrets, is one of America's foremost cyber-security experts, and is a top expert on savi... Full Bio

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