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Scytl to strengthen online voting on computer, mobile

updated 02:35 am EDT, Wed May 16, 2012

Encryption start to finish, not just at one end

Election software maker Scytl has announced the development of an improved online voting encryption technology. The Baltimore-based company claims the breakthrough guarantees end-to-end security for both computer-based online voting as well as mobile phone voting. Scytl provides voting services to 340,000 French citizens living abroad, some US troops deployed overseas, and provide internet balloting for 350,000 in the city of Halifax, amongst other clients.

Encrypting the ballot on the voter's device before transmission to the digital ballot box is the primary method of security offered by Scytl's new online voting system. This beginning-to-end security methodology prevents anybody, including security personnel with direct access to either the voting device or ballot box computers, from violating voter privacy or allowing the election results to be faked.

No details of the particular type of encryption or any bit depth has been released, nor has any details on a software/hardware combination that takes advantage of the breakthrough.




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