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Saturday, February 28, 2004

Computerworld - Feburary 25, 2004

Ronald Rivest, co-creator of the RSA encryption algorithm, who I'm guessing knows more about computer security and crypto than all the e-voting company "experts" combined.

Speaking to an audience of fellow cryptographers and security experts, Rivest cautioned against the "digitizing" of votes. "We know only too well the difficulties of securing complex electronic systems," Rivest said. Technology companies and municipalities should "go slow," and "keep it simple," relying on paper ballots and audit trails to verify the data collected by electronic voting kiosks, he said.

from Crypto stars sound off on e-voting, digital rights management
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