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Authentication Techniques, Client-Side Voting Software, and Secure Platform Mechanisms

Olembo, Maina and Volkamer, Melanie (2011):
Authentication Techniques, Client-Side Voting Software, and Secure Platform Mechanisms.
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Abstract

Electronic voting is still a hot topic. You can mainly distinguish between three types of electronic voting, namely direct recording electronic voting devices in polling stations, scan based electronic voting systems, and remote electronic voting. In this paper we focus on the last category and in particular we discuss three dimensions that are specific for remote Internet voting. These are voter identification and authentication techniques, client-side voting software used to cast the vote and secure platform mechanisms to overcome vulnerabilities of the client used by the voter to cast her vote. We describe and analyze different implementations of each of these in the context of remote Internet voting, and assess their performance based on usability, security, costs, and maintenance issues. We identify combinations that cannot be applied at the same time and make recommendations for the application of particular implementations for specific types of elections.

Item Type: Report
Erschienen: 2011
Creators: Olembo, Maina and Volkamer, Melanie
Title: Authentication Techniques, Client-Side Voting Software, and Secure Platform Mechanisms
Language: English
Abstract:

Electronic voting is still a hot topic. You can mainly distinguish between three types of electronic voting, namely direct recording electronic voting devices in polling stations, scan based electronic voting systems, and remote electronic voting. In this paper we focus on the last category and in particular we discuss three dimensions that are specific for remote Internet voting. These are voter identification and authentication techniques, client-side voting software used to cast the vote and secure platform mechanisms to overcome vulnerabilities of the client used by the voter to cast her vote. We describe and analyze different implementations of each of these in the context of remote Internet voting, and assess their performance based on usability, security, costs, and maintenance issues. We identify combinations that cannot be applied at the same time and make recommendations for the application of particular implementations for specific types of elections.

Uncontrolled Keywords: Security, Usability and Society;Secure Data;Authentication, client-side voting software, secure platform problem, remote Internet voting
Divisions: LOEWE > LOEWE-Zentren > CASED – Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt
20 Department of Computer Science > SECUSO - Security, Usability and Society
20 Department of Computer Science > Theoretical Computer Science - Cryptography and Computer Algebra
LOEWE > LOEWE-Zentren
20 Department of Computer Science
LOEWE
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2016 18:35
Identification Number: TUD-CS-2011-2871
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