Brace yourselves, folks: it’s an election year. So we’ll soon be hearing a lot about voter fraud and Diebold machine malfunctions. Hooray. Some, however, are taking some precautions against vote hacking. In a brilliant bit of crowd-sourcing, teams from all over the globe were encouraged to hack into an electronic voting system to expose the least secure areas of the system, Fox News reported. “It was too good an opportunity to pass up,” University of Michigan’s Professor Alex Halderman told the UK’s Register. “How often do you get the chance to hack a government network without the possibility of going to jail?”
And of course it didn’t take long for a team in Michigan to breach the system and install our favorite brash robot – Futurama’s Bender – as Washington D.C. school board president. Because, obviously, who’s better suited to run a school than a fictitious, alcoholic robot?
You can check out the Fox News report here.
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