Tag Archives: hacking

Amanda Sari Perez on winning this month’s A2Awesome grant, and the geodesic dome she’s built with the money

Today, the trustees of A2Awesome handed over $1,000 to Amanda Sari Perez for the creation of an enormous geodesic dome, which she hopes will serve as a platform on which others in the community can express their creativity. Following is my interview with her. MARK: To start out, could you tell us a bit about […]

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Ypsilanti City government takes a stand on my penis

A few days ago, at lunch, I received a strange call. Ypsi’s new City Manager had somehow gotten his hands on my cell phone number. He was calling to apologize. I can’t remember his exact words, but he said something like, “Uhhhh… The City just launched a new website, and, somehow, it was hacked. You […]

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U-M helps expose vulnerability in electronic voting system

Earlier this month, I told you about a University of Michigan team headed by Professor J. Alex Halderman that successfully hacked their way into a new electronic voting system launched by the D.C. Board of Elections. By altering vote counts, and having the electronic voting machines in D.C. play the Michigan fight song every time […]

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Hail to the hackers who protect our democracy

Congratulations this evening are due to the folks at University of Michigan’s computer science department. Encouraged by the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics last week to identify vulnerabilities in a new electronic voting platform, a U-M team, headed by Professor J. Alex Halderman, was not only able to penetrate the system, but to have […]

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