Harri Hursti

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Harri Hursti
Harri Hursti 2018.jpg
Hursti in 2018
Born (1968-07-10) 10 July 1968 (age 54)
OccupationChief technical officer
RelativesVeikko Hursti (uncle)

Harri Harras Hursti (born 10 July 1968 in Helsinki, Finland) is a Finnish computer programmer and former chairman of the board and co-founder of ROMmon,[1] where he supervised in the development of the world's smallest 2-gigabit traffic analysis product that was later acquired by F-Secure Corporation.[2]

Hursti is well known for participating in the Black Box Voting[3] hack studies, along with Dr. Herbert "Hugh" Thompson. The memory card hack demonstrated in Leon County is popularly known as "the Hursti Hack".[4] This hack was part of a series of four voting machine hacking tests organized by the nonprofit election watchdog group Black Box Voting in collaboration with the producers of HBO documentary Hacking Democracy (2006). The studies demonstrated serious security flaws in the voting systems of Diebold Election Systems. Hursti also appeared in the HBO documentary Kill Chain: The Cyber War on America's Elections (2020).[5][6]

Hursti has lived in the United States since 2009.[citation needed]


Hursti received the EFF Pioneer Award in October 2009 with Limor "Ladyada" Fried and Carl Malamud.[7]


  1. ^ "College of New Jersey Computer Science Department, 2007-03-10, Anatomy of a Voting System Hack". Archived from the original on 3 December 2007. Retrieved 19 August 2007.
  2. ^ F-Secure press release 30 November 2005
  3. ^ "Home". blackboxvoting.org. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  4. ^ "VoteTrustUSA - Florida: The Harri Hursti Hack and its Importance to our Nation". votetrustusa.org. Archived from the original on 10 October 2017. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Kill Chain: The Cyber War on America's Elections". HBO.com.
  6. ^ "Kill Chain: The Cyber War on America's Elections (2020)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  7. ^ Hardware Hacker, E-Voting Investigator, and Public Domain Advocate Win Pioneer Awards

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