On Thu, 25 Mar 2004, jt wrote:

> I was most interested in this part:  "If there are multiple layers of
> encryption it is impossible to crack or decrypt them simultaneously.  ...
> While it is true that additional layers would make things harder to crack,"
>
> Because if an additional layer would make it harder to crack, then it sounds
> like you mean "impossible" in the sense that it was "impossible" for the
> Titanic to sink.  And I consider a crack-proof method of voting to be much

Impossible because layers of encryption have to be done largely in
sequence, not in parallel.

An additional makes things harder to crack because it is one more layer.
That means it takes longer to decrypt.  But it still has to be done
largely sequentially.

> And if e-voting is outside the domain of this list, then I can't imagine who
> WOULD have a handle on it.

That's the scary part - I don't think anyone does...

James Rich

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