[E-voting] Access to count centre PC

Shane Hogan shane at askaboutmoney.com
Mon Mar 15 21:55:50 GMT 2004

> From: John Bernard Lambe [mailto:jlambe at rocketmail.com]
> Do they make any attempt to make it inconvenient for someone to install
> software on it (e.g. removing the floppy drive, the CD drive (but they
> have to install the IES software) or physically disabling or preventing
> access to USB and serial ports)?

The Dept have stated that for the June elections, the count centre PC's will
be 'security hardened', though they haven't explained exactly what they mean
by that. They have stated they will use some kind of smartcard reader to
require both a token (smart card) and a password/PIN to permit access to the

> Have they produced any procedures relating to storage of the voting
> machine and/or the count centre PCs?

Don't think so, and more worryingly - they confirmed that there were no
written security documents for the 2002 trials of the system.

Regards - Shane

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