From: Ron Crane <voting_at_lastland_dot_net>
Date: Tue May 03 2005 - 15:05:47 CDT

On May 3, 2005, at 12:58 PM, Joseph Lorenzo Hall wrote:

> On 5/3/05, David Mertz <> wrote:
>> I've remarked frequently before that this is what's wrong with the
>> VoteHere approach (even if they were to genuinely open the code,
>> rather
>> than hide behind pseudo-open NDAs and the like). People with PhD's in
>> the right field of math might well by happy with all the "provable"
>> properties of fancy N-of-M and knapsack algorithms, zero-knowledge
>> proofs, and all that stuff. I know more about that stuff than most
>> people--probably more than most people with math or CS PhD's, in
>> fact--but I still don't know quite enough to *really* understand the
>> ins-and-outs of VoteHere type stuff.
> Just a side note for all you crypto-geeks out there... two colleagues
> of mine (and a prof.) here at Berkeley, Naveen Sastry, Chris Karlof
> and David Wagner, have recently penned a critique of VoteHere and
> Chaum's crypto schemes that was accepted to USENIX security this year.
> When they have a publicly-distributable version, I'll send a pointer
> (it does a good job of explaining the two schemes and critques them
> from a systems approach.). -Joe

Please do. I've been studying VoteHere for awhile, and do not quite
understand how it does what it claims.


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