Kim Zetter

Kim Zetter

Reporter covering cybersecurity/privacy. Author of COUNTDOWN TO ZERO DAY: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Weapon. Signal user.

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is based on margin of victory in race. The smaller the margin, the more ballots you audit. Because margin in presidential race in Georgia is so narrow, state would have to randomly select more than a million ballots to audit. It’s cheaper/more efficient to just audit all of them.

In honor of @dotMudge  joining Twitter as head of security, I'll re-up this story about work he and Sarah did to create a first-of-its-kind method for testing and scoring the security of software and launch a cyber test lab at the behest of the White House

In this particular case, GA will manually audit ALL of the ballots in the presidential race because of the type of risk-limiting audit they’ve chosen to do and because they chose the presidential race to audit. In risk-limiting audits, the percentage of ballots examined...

Ah. The story has already been updated, per @Bing_Chris . Krebs has been asked to resign.

Here's the letter. There is no evidence of voter fraud in the presidential election, they write, but notwithstanding this, there is still more that needs to be done to secure elections and improve election integrity.

Trump just fired @nppd_krebs  via tweet. Krebs was director of DHS's CISA, which helpe states secure infrastructure for election. But Krebs has also been publicly countering Trump's statements about election fraud. Reuters reported last wk that Krebs expected to be fired.

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Andrew Giuliani, son of Rudy and a special assistant to Trump, has tested positive for COVID after attending press conference held by his father yesterday. Wonder if the press conference will turn out to be a superspreader event.

All 12 members of a family who met for an impromptu birthday lunch got COVID, plus 3 others who didn't attend the lunch. Plan was to eat outside, but then people started congregating in the living room and everyone sat without masks eating and talking.


Georgetown law school has created a fact sheet for all 50 states explaining the laws barring unauthorized private militia groups and what to do if groups of armed individuals show up near a polling place or voter registration drive.

If you're wondering why DEA and US Marshal's Service have been given authority to conduct covert surveillance of protestors, it's likely because they have planes outfitted with Dirtboxes - powerful stingray devices that collect data on phones from the air

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NOTe: This is a risk-limiting audit. It’s NOT a recount being done to appease Trump. It was always planned that Georgia would do a risk-limiting audit of one statewide race this election. It makes sense that the chosen race is the presidential one.

ASUS, one of world’s largest computer makers, installed backdoor on thousands of customer computers last yr after hackers compromised its software update tool. The file was signed w/ ASUS digital certificates to make it look like authentic software update.

Exclusive: For yrs ES&S, top voting machine maker in US, has been saying its vote tabulators and election-management systems are not connected to the internet. That appears not to be true. Researchers say they found what appear to be 35 online.

Every night, several times a night, Uber and Lyft drivers at Reagan National Airport simultaneously turn off their ride share apps for a minute or two to trick the app into thinking there are no drivers available---creating a price surge.

WhatsApp discovered in early May that attackers were using zero day exploit developed by NSO Group that installed malware on a user's iPhone or Android phone simply by calling them. Target did not have to answer phone to be infected, and calls often disappeared from call logs

For months, ES&S refused to tell me or how many of its customers had remote-access software pcAnywhere installed on their election-management systems. ES&S would only say "a small number” Today, NPR reports ES&S has finally revealed 300 jurisdictions had it installed.

Oh wow. That passenger who boarded the Jet Blue plane to Miami after receiving a text telling him he tested positive for the coronavirus has been banned *for life* by the airline from flying on its planes.