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 VIII. Tech Thursday

Georgia: Sometimes we wonder about this too when sending emails to general addresses… When Cobb County resident Robert Thompson tried to apply for an absentee ballot by sending the request to the email listed on the county website he was denied because his email was stopped by a spam filter. Janine Eveler, Cobb County elections chief said the spam blocker has now been disabled so that no further requests are missed.

Tennessee: A review of what happened to the Knox County election commission’s website on election night has found that a burst of web traffic and an active attack led to the site’s crash. "While the intention of the attack cannot be definitively known, the overall effect was very similar to a (denial of service) attack," the summary by Sword & Shield Enterprise Security Inc. states.