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

From: David Mertz <voting-project_at_gnosis_dot_cx>
Date: Fri May 28 2004 - 14:35:35 CDT

On May 28, 2004, at 3:15 PM, Karl Auerbach wrote:
>> ... or anyone who has seen all the many "unbreakable" encryption
>> systems
> Given that our data is relatively small and that we have a known
> number of
> data sources (precincts) it is possible to generate one-time pads
> (pairs
> of CD's filled with truely random numbers, one copy to the precinct and
> one to the place where the data is going.)

Attacks on cryptosystems only rarely work because of attacks on the
underlying ciphers.

I certainly don't think any hacker is going to find a backdoor to AES,
for example. I just know that there are a whole lot of things that can
go wrong without needing a break of AES.
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