Re: Sun Ray and alternative hardware (was rudy de haas)

From: David Mertz <voting-project_at_gnosis_dot_cx>
Date: Fri May 28 2004 - 13:30:02 CDT

On May 28, 2004, at 2:20 PM, Liam Helmer wrote:
> We've talked very specifically about NOT networking the voting systems.
> It's simply too difficult to create a really secure system, and it
> makes
> to great a target. Once you network a precinct together, an attacker
> can
> compromise a whole precinct

Yes, yes, yes! I totally endorse Liam's remark.

Under Rudy de Haas' (aka Paul Murphy) idea, there are many levels of
networking going on, all the way up to state HQ. He remarks in passing
that it will use "unbreakable encryption"... which sounds nice to
non-techies, but rings hollow in the ears of Liam, or me, or David
Jefferson, or Amit Sahai, or anyone who has seen all the many
"unbreakable" encryption systems that have known breaks (including
spoofs, man-in-middle, denial-of-service, etc).
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