Re: Fw: Meet the $499 Mac.

From: Nathan L. Adams <nadams_at_ieee_dot_org>
Date: Sun Aug 28 2005 - 21:19:54 CDT

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Ron Crane wrote:
> Once I thought there might be a practical way to ensure reasonably
> secure e-voting, and that OVC was pioneering that way. Now I believe
> that there is no such way, and that those who would plant malicious code
> will always be several steps ahead of those who would uproot it.

This is going to sound harsh, and I appologize in advance for that (I am
honestly NOT trying to flame you personally)... But don't confuse your
own abilities vs. malicious code planters with other peoples' abilities
vs. malicious code planters.

I do agree whole heartily that we should Keep It Simple, Stupid; that
will only make the auditing process much easier (a Good Thing). But
there isn't anything magical or mysterious to fear about computers in
general. If properly done (and I think the OVC is on the right track)
e-voting can be as secure (or better) than other voting technologies
(including hand-written paper ballots).

Nathan

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