[E-voting] encryption compromised by hardware

Timothy Murphy tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie
Mon Nov 20 14:22:36 GMT 2006

On Monday 20 November 2006 13:50, Michael McMahon wrote:

> Also, if you consider that encryption and decryption keys have to exist
> in computer
> memory in order for them to be used, and that privileged software is
> able to access
> memory used by other programs, then that implies that
> encryption/decryption keys can
> (in theory at least) be compromised.

But the encryption does not have to be done
on the machine containing the encrypted data.

However, I don't entirely disagree with you.

Timothy Murphy  
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