Modems could be weakness in securing R.I. elections

WHERE IT COUNTS: Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea, with the state’s ballot-counting machines. A task force is investigating whether the election system needs an upgrade to reduce its vulnerability to hackers.
 / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI
WHERE IT COUNTS: Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea, with the state’s ballot-counting machines. A task force is investigating whether the election system needs an upgrade to reduce its vulnerability to hackers.
 / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI
A statewide elections technology that was considered an upgrade as recently as 2016 is now viewed as a potential security problem. The modems added to voting machines in Rhode Island, in time for the 2016 presidential election, may be history by 2020. The R.I. Board of Elections has a task force examining whether they represent…

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