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-- division deputy director -- to Netscape.
Says it's an easy lead going from banks.
To balance you know all I know Stephen you're the -- -- And I.
I'm hearing a lot more.
Disturbing cases and I don't think it's a huge.
Move to go from mess -- up our bank statements to.
Mess that up our our balance.
How how real threat is this.
-- I am so glad -- bringing this story to your listening audience it's amazing if you're a voter if you think you're not a voter if you're -- political candidate.
If you're a state electoral voting commissioner.
You should be listening to this story this is how reality is we have a case where first finding out today.
That in Florida over the primary season last August hackers tried to cast ballots they were looking for information on 25.
Voters 2500 keep in mind the 2000 election was decided by under 600.
And this could just be a test.
And when you look at what what we keep doing this we keep taking technologies.
And bringing them into areas of our daily life before the security has been tested and as Americans we hold the right to vote sacred and we should.
And what happens in this case of vendor not even the state commission.
That's someone's trying to break again to cast ballots on behalf of voters who aren't the ones voting a vendor finds this out and reports it.
The site doesn't even have passwords -- user IDs to be able to get an absentee ballot.
You know what I wonder about is whether -- gets to be like a military Canada deal where.
The wrong guy gets in or in this case with the high tech.
Sophistication of this and let's -- we move away completely from paper ballots there's no.
You know I mean.
That's exactly right this is a real warning.
In this case they were lucky they found out this one example now they're could've been I didn't know how he's -- it was a vendor found I'm not us some high ranking state official.
-- some guys today I think we got a problem here.
I think that's right I mean think about it -- -- election monitors.
Throughout the world to figure out if other countries have voting systems that are equitable and are being held without fraud and -- our own country we're turning things over to computers.
Where we don't know who's on the system I that's got to hand.
But you -- we can't allow this not to be a warning call our elections could really be up for grabs -- what we're finding its year after year.
More people want to vote through absentee ballot they don't want to go to the -- of its.
There's this push to do everything online I'll tell you could wake up 1 morning.
An election occurs that no one predicted and there's no way to roll back you won't be able to find a lot someone will have deleted them.
But a lot of this stuff was was.
Focused on the absentee balloting right that's where the problem happened because -- and a lot of that you could do on line.
Bomb where is the message for now they don't do -- online -- you get this right or.
Does that just come down all the other problems that states like Florida and others now and then if they have experience.
I'll tell -- the message for on -- voting is.
This is an area that people better get into.
With great caution because if there are no backups look.
I mean nobody liked the hanging chads that was no -- and we -- -- you know we -- but at least there was something to go back to.
There is something to look at it took a lot of time but you can have confidence in that election.
Now there are systems out there the banking system for example that -- much greater security.
And one of the results of this study the finding.
Was come on guys put a user ID and password just like the banking system has -- is our right to vote for goodness sake.
Very well -- and -- in your analogy about Florida was just turned by a few hundred votes in 2000.
It wouldn't take much thank you very very much.