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Defeating Malicious Servers in a Blind Signatures Based Voting System

  • Sébastien Canard
  • Matthieu Gaud
  • Jacques Traoré
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4107)

Abstract

In this paper, we present two failures in the blind signatures based voting system Votopia [2] which was used at the 2002 World Soccer Cup. We then propose a fix which relies on fair blind signatures. The resulting scheme is practical, satisfies the fundamental needs of security in electronic voting, including public verifiability, and compares favorably with other like systems in terms of computational cost. As an illustration, our variant of Votopia was successfully trialed during the French referendum on the European Constitution in May 2005.

Keywords

Blind Signature Blind Signature Scheme Electronic Vote Suicide Attack Malicious Server 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sébastien Canard
    • 1
  • Matthieu Gaud
    • 1
  • Jacques Traoré
    • 1
  1. 1.France Telecom R&DCaenFrance

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