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A Security Analysis of the Secure Electronic Registration and Voting Experiment (SERVE)

Posted by johnm on January 24, 2004 at 9:17 AM PST

Four security experts, including David Wagner and Avi Rubin, have published their critique of the so-called Secure Electronic Registration and Voting Experiment (SERVE) system.

What their report boils down to is that SERVE is catastrophically flawed.

Alas, since the inescapable conclusion doesn't fit with the desired outcome of people like the Pentagon, there's a lot of spin being spouted trying to drown the report in FUD. The one that I've heard the most is the implication that the silence by the rest of the peer-review expert group equals (a) disapproval of this report and (b) approval of the SERVE system. The silence of those other experts just means that it's not politic of them to tell the truth publicly.

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