Mike Lindell, CEO of MyPillow held a three day Cyber Symposium offering “absolute proof” that the presidential election had been stolen. His claims were wildly implausible, but genuine experts still watched online or even went in person. Unsurprisingly the “absolute proof” was missing in action.
Rob Graham (“ErrataRob”) was there.
We did find out that the source of Lindell’s data was likely the fraud Dennis Montgomery (of the imaginary computer program).
Also, that all the hex-dumps are just rtf (“rich text format”) files. Which are rather obviously better presented as formatted text. It’s not a format you’d expect a computer program to use, at all. It’s for humans to read. Which they can’t do if you present it as a collection of bytes in hexadecimal.
Final verdict of this "cyber expert":
Number of "packet captures" or "cyber pcaps" seen = 0 Amount of "Absolute Proof" seen = 0 Amount of any evidence seen = 0
Apparently half of Lindell’s supporters were willing to admit that he hadn’t delivered the promised evidence!
Hari Hursti was also there
“Mesa County” refers to this Security Breach Tina Peters - who provided the information is suspected to be the person guilty of leaking passwords recently posted online. More dodgy dealings, it seems.
Matt Blaze watched some of it online
His longest thread starts here
As a professor, I occasionally encounter completely unprepared students trying to fake their way through a presentation on something they don’t understand at all. Every one of them did a more convincing job than this conference is doing.
His basic point is that elections don’t work that way. Individual votes aren’t sent over the internet. So you won’t see commands to flip individual votes - which is what the data was supposed to show.
These guys are genuine cybersecurity experts - unlike Lindell. But you don’t need to be an expert to figure out that Lindell didn’t have the proof he claimed - even without taking into account the implausibility of it all. If you have “absolute proof” and you make a huge show of releasing it you don’t just refuse to release it. Especially not so long after the fact.
This is good news for Dominion’s lawyers - Lindell is one of the people they’re suing for defamation. More evidence that he’s making false claims can only help.