In November 2020, then-Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director Chris Krebs called the recently concluded presidential election “the most secure in American history.”
Since that sweeping claim, the FBI has found that two Iranian hackers hacked into a state computer election system — and CISA itself has recently acknowledged that Dominion voting machines are vulnerable to hacking.
“There was no indication or evidence that there was any sort of hacking or compromise of election systems on, before or after November 3,” Krebs told “60 Minutes” not long after the election in his first interview following his dismissal by then-President Trump.
On Friday, however, CISA released a report detailing nine vulnerabilities in Dominion’s Democracy Suite ImageCast X voting system, most of which include the ability to “install malicious code” on the machines.
These particular machines are “an in-person voting system used to allow voters to mark their ballot,” according to the report.
J. Alex Halderman of the University of Michigan and Drew Springall of Auburn University, the researchers who alerted CISA to the Dominion machines’ reported vulnerabilities, originally examined Dominion’s Democracy Suite ImageCast X voting system for the plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit first filed in 2017 against Georgia over the state’s then-outdated voting machines.
After Georgia bought Dominion voting machines in 2019, the plaintiffs argued that the new voting machines were not secure and that voting should instead be conducted with paper ballots.
In July 2021, the two researchers provided their report to the court in Georgia. The report remains under seal. In February, the judge ove…