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Introducing Precautionary Behavior by Temporal Diversion of Voter Attention from Casting to Verifying their Vote

Budurushi, Jurlind and Woide, Marcel and Volkamer, Melanie (2014):
Introducing Precautionary Behavior by Temporal Diversion of Voter Attention from Casting to Verifying their Vote.
In: Workshop on Usable Security (USEC), Internet Society, San Diego, ISBN 1-891562-37-1,
DOI: 10.14722/usec.2014.23037,
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Abstract

Most electronic voting systems in use today provide printouts so called voter verifiable paper audit trails (VVPATs). Voters are supposed to verify these before they put them into the ballot box in order to detect election fraud. A number of studies have shown that voters are unlikely to do so when using current systems. Thus, it is very likely that malicious electronic voting systems print the wrong candidates without being detected. We introduce precautionary behavior by providing voters with “just in time” instructions while ensuring that these instructions cannot be manipulated by a malicious electronic voting system. Our approach is evaluated in a user study, showing a highly significant increase in the number of voters that verify, as they found the manipulation we introduced in the printouts for the study.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2014
Creators: Budurushi, Jurlind and Woide, Marcel and Volkamer, Melanie
Title: Introducing Precautionary Behavior by Temporal Diversion of Voter Attention from Casting to Verifying their Vote
Language: English
Abstract:

Most electronic voting systems in use today provide printouts so called voter verifiable paper audit trails (VVPATs). Voters are supposed to verify these before they put them into the ballot box in order to detect election fraud. A number of studies have shown that voters are unlikely to do so when using current systems. Thus, it is very likely that malicious electronic voting systems print the wrong candidates without being detected. We introduce precautionary behavior by providing voters with “just in time” instructions while ensuring that these instructions cannot be manipulated by a malicious electronic voting system. Our approach is evaluated in a user study, showing a highly significant increase in the number of voters that verify, as they found the manipulation we introduced in the printouts for the study.

Title of Book: Workshop on Usable Security (USEC)
Publisher: Internet Society
ISBN: 1-891562-37-1
Uncontrolled Keywords: Security, Usability and Society;Secure Data
Divisions: 20 Department of Computer Science
20 Department of Computer Science > Theoretical Computer Science - Cryptography and Computer Algebra
20 Department of Computer Science > SECUSO - Security, Usability and Society
Profile Areas
Profile Areas > Cybersecurity (CYSEC)
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LOEWE > LOEWE-Zentren
LOEWE > LOEWE-Zentren > CASED – Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt
Event Location: San Diego
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2016 18:35
DOI: 10.14722/usec.2014.23037
Identification Number: TUD-CS-2014-0026
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