How much trouble could this cause?


Election system runs on outdated, vulnerable operating system

There are going to be a lot of special purpose systems running Windows 7 after next January.

Comments (5)

5 responses to “How much trouble could this cause?”

  1. Lordbaal

    Your point? It they are not connected, there's no problem. These are even air gapped for the intra-net.

  2. wright_is

    That is the least of the problems. Most of the voting machines have dozens of vulnerabilities, but the voting machine manufacturers try and sue researchers out of existence (DMCA) or they try and put gagging orders on them. They actively try and forbid cities, counties and states from selling their old machines, so that researchers can't get their hands on them.

    Running an old version of Windows doesn't really amount to a hill of beans, compared to the rest of the electronic voting system debacle.

  3. waethorn

    Windows 7 will have the option for paid Extended Security Updates for up to another 3 years after the Extended Support Lifecycle end date. Windows Virtual Desktop on Azure, based on Windows 7, will get updates for free. Both options include "support".

Leave a Reply