CISA issues vulnerability advisory for select Dominion voting equipment, urges updates

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Jun 3, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP

Vulnerabilities within some Dominion voting machines used in roughly a dozen states should be mitigated “as soon as possible,” the U.S. government’s top cybersecurity officials said in advisory issued Friday afternoon.

The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency advisory notes that while the technical flaws notes that while the technical flaws within the Dominion Voting Systems Democracy Suite ImageCast X — an in-person voting system that allows voters to mark their ballots — should be “mitigated as soon as possible, CISA has no evidence that these vulnerabilities have been exploited in any elections.”

Attackers looking to exploit the identified vulnerabilities “would require physical access to individual ImageCast X devices, access to the Election Management System (EMS), or the ability to modify files before they are uploaded” to the devices, the advisory reads, giving some experts doubt as to the real-world applicability of the concerns.

The advisory included a slate of recommended mitigations, such as ensuring software and firmware updates are made, physical protection of machines at all times and ensuring that the machines are not connected to any external internet networks.

“Many of these mitigations are already typically

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