Re: The economics of Cryto security

From: charlie strauss <cems_at_earthlink_dot_net>
Date: Fri Apr 13 2007 - 14:54:46 CDT

Ben, I'm choosing not to discuss the specifics of open audit here as I'm not trying to discuss it's merits. Instead my last post was aspecifically about the characteristics that have cause problems with crypto that are repeatedly manifest.

So let's ask if openAudit shares any of these characteristics. Perhaps you can answer.

Assume for the moment that the schema of open audit is flawless when implemented perfectly.
1) If it is implemented wrong are there cosnequences for vote secrecy or vote tampering. Even Baskervillian consequences like, we can't tell if something went wrong or not.

2) Likewise does it require operator perfection, and are there consequences there if that fails?

3) Are there consequences if at some point it is learned that the crypto system is crackable or if the keys are released?
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