[E-voting] [a.oostveen@rathenau.nl: BREAKING NEWS]

Colm MacCarthaigh colm at stdlib.net
Thu Nov 2 12:24:14 GMT 2006


On Thu, Nov 02, 2006 at 07:01:52AM -0500, Aengus Lawlor wrote:
> What it doesn't demonstrate is that the signal is "standard" enough that a 
> singe receiver setup will work with a range of differen machines. 

Sure, that does definitely change the nature of the threat. But it still
doesn't really matter though. Consider that a polling official might
want to erase or null the votes of some voters, they can hide a receiver
under the polling desk and monitor people as they vote. It's still a
realistic threat.

I'd say it's still a killer blow for here; the McMahon Vs the Attorney
General (1972) judgement tolerates no circumstances in which ballot
secrecy may reasonably compromised.

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Colm MacCárthaigh                        Public Key: colm+pgp at stdlib.net



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