[E-voting] Swiss Votes to Use 'Unbreakable' Code
Casey, Dermot (GE Money)
Dermot.Casey at ge.com
Mon Oct 15 09:38:13 IST 2007
the buzz is the same as the buzz in the papers whenever you see a headline like
"Scientists find gene for ... "
It sounds cool and sexy.
Of course there are lots of problems i.e. you rightly point out it only encrypts the channel
So I can attack any other number of places.
And again assuming the channel is secure may also be a bit problematic
From: e-voting-bounces at lists.stdlib.net on behalf of David GLAUDE (PourEVA)
Sent: Sun 10/14/2007 9:15 PM
To: Patrick OBeirne
Cc: e-voting at lists.stdlib.net
Subject: Re: [E-voting] Swiss Votes to Use 'Unbreakable' Code
This quantum cryptography usage in Swiss vote is pure marketting.
The only thing they secure is a single link between a counting site and
the place were the result are accumulated.
The company/university spinoff providing the "encryptor" is from the
country and plan to use it for marketting.
The eVoting promotor also use it in a way... saying they use to of the
Maybe it is important to encrypt this link... maybe it is not.
Even if it is, any other encryption would be good enough.
I believe that (except for vote secrecy) the encryption of this link is
not usefull... The result of the election is not a secret. What is
important is for the data not to be modified.
I really do not understand this fuzz/buzz.
Patrick OBeirne wrote:
> Oct 11, 3:56 PM EDT
> Swiss Votes to Use 'Unbreakable' Code
> By FRANK JORDANS
> Associated Press Writer
> The city-state will use quantum technology to encrypt election results
> as they are sent to the capital on Oct. 21, said Nicolas Gisin of the
> University of Geneva.
> "If anyone tries to even read the message it will explode like a soap
> bubble," said Gisin, the physics professor who led the team that
> developed the technology.
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