The recent rumors have been that during the UP elections, the Electronic Voting Machines or EVMs have been hacked. This incident or rumor has led to people thinking on how sophisticated our equipment is.
Saurabh Bharadwaj, who is a CSE Engineer, who has worked in various companies that work with embedded systems and with the microcontrollers and its software, attended the Vidhan Sabha at New Delhi to demonstrate that the EVMs can indeed be tampered and hacked to change the information inside. He brought a replica of the real EVM and said that EVMs similar to this have been used to elect the central government in 2014.
He then hacked the machine in front of the members of Vidhan Sabha and concluded that the machines we call safe are not actually that safe and they can be tampered or hacked easily.