Old voting machines questioned (CBS 46)


KSU lecturer: 'No reason not to' have confidence in Georgia's election security

KENNESAW, Ga. (Jun 21, 2017) — Machines that count votes in Georgia are old and use out-of-date software. That raises questions why the machines still are being used.

"I can't understand why we're running on hardware and software that is over a decade old," said Andy Green, a lecturer of information security and assurance in Kennesaw State University's Coles College of Business.

Green is not overly concerned with hacking, because the system does not connect to the Internet. He's reasonably convinced that neither Russians nor your nextdoor neighbor can alter election outcomes.

"It hasn't happened," he said.

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