At this year’s Defcon, it was Alex’s first time looking at the technology that voters use to cast their ballots — and he wasn’t impressed.

The machine he’s investigating is a ballot-marking device used to help people with physical impairments or language barriers vote, and it’s running a version of Windows that is more than 15 years old.

“These systems crash at your Wal-Mart scanning your groceries. And we’re using those systems here to protect our democracy, which is a little bit unsettling,” he said.

“I wouldn’t even use this to control a camera at my house. Or my toaster.”

Read more by Miles Parks at NPR…