Applicability of thin-client to voting

From: David Webber \(XML\) <"David>
Date: Mon Jul 25 2005 - 15:27:44 CDT

I'm seeing this could be an alternate model - where a
secure server provides all the processing for a voting
system - and the voting clients are little more than
a display device and input keyboard / audio system,
and a single firmware bootup and control program (the
traditional *nix dumb-terminal approach).

This narrows the potential attacks to each individual device,
and instead focuses attention on the central server - where
of course - you can marshall some very significant defenses,
and only need to test one component for compromises...

It certainly seems a worthwhile alternate. There could also
be cost savings - especially if you can get these
off-the-shelf from banking applications

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