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applied cryptography - protocols, algorithms, and source code in c

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Unformatted text preview: r of signed, valid votes and cheat by submitting those itself. And if Alice discovers that the CTF changed her vote, she has no way to prove it. A similar protocol, which tries to correct these problems, is [1195, 1370]. Voting with Two Central Facilities One solution is to divide the CTF in two. Neither party would have the power to cheat on its own. The following protocol uses a Central Legitimization Agency (CLA) to certify voters and a separate CTF to count votes [1373]. (1) Each voter sends a message to the CLA asking for a validation number. (2) The CLA sends the voter back a random validation number. The CLA maintains a list of validation numbers. The CLA also keeps a list of the validation numbers’ recipients, in case someone tries to vote twice. (3) The CLA sends the list of validation numbers to the CTF. (4) Each voter chooses a random identification number. He creates a message with that number, the validation number he received from the CLA, and his vote. He sends this message to the CTF. (5) The CTF checks the validation number against the list it received from the CLA in step (3). If the validation number is there, the CTF crosses it off (to prevent someone from voting twice). The CTF adds the identification number to the list of people who voted for a particular candidate and adds one to the tally. (6) After all votes have been received, the CTF publishes the outcome, as well as the lists of identification numbers and for whom their owners voted. Previous Table of Contents Next Products | Contact Us | About Us | Privacy | Ad Info | Home Use of this site is subject to certain Terms & Conditions, Copyright © 1996-2000 EarthWeb Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission of EarthWeb is prohibited. Read EarthWeb's privacy statement. To access the contents, click the chapter and section titles. Applied Cryptography, Second Edition: Protocols, Algorthms, and Source Code in C (cloth) Go! Keyword B...
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