[PLUG] [OT] EVM Security

Mithun Shitole mithunit at gmail.com
Sat May 1 05:55:10 PDT 2010


On Sat, May 1, 2010 at 10:49 AM, Mayuresh <mayuresh at acm.org> wrote:

> This is OT though could be of concern.
>
> A video showing "Indian" EVM's vulnerabilities:
> http://indiaevm.org/
>
> An article on this:
> http://www.ns.umich.edu/htdocs/releases/story.php?id=7667
>
> While the points raised in the video may be theoretically valid and
> improvements on these lines may be possible, theoretically no system could
> be "fully secure" anyway. One has to trust in some system anyway.
>
> Besides, not clear why they call them as "India's EVM's" specifically.
> These or other vulnerabilities could be present anywhere in the world.
> Academics should perhaps keep it to general topic of EVM security and
> measures to overcome them rather than targeting a particular country's
> election system.
>
> Anyway, felt, it could be a good research and prototype building topic for
> students to take up as college project.
>
> Mayuresh.
>
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