Election Security

Require all polling place computers have dot gov, instead of dot com

Chris Krebs, Head of Cyber Agency, DHS, was interviewed on NPR, All Things Considered," January 26, 2020, "Why Elections Officials Aren't Taking A Simple Security Step," by Miles Parks.


It was pointed out by Miles Parks that cybersecurity firm McAfee analyzed domain names, noted that a huge majority of states' counties had the much less secure dot com domain instead of the secure dot gov domain. In Texas 95% and in Michigan 91% of counties were NOT using dot gov domains. I would like to know if Chris Krebs took this information to the DHS and made the counties change to dot gov to prevent election fraud.


McAfee Senior Vice President Steve Grobman said it would take a single individual less than an hour to do this.



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