27C3 and Misunderstandings about Security

René Pfeiffer/ December 27, 2010/ Conference, Security

We’ve hooked a computer to the video stream of the 27C3 conference. Currently we’re listening to the keynote speech which touches a relevant topic for security issue. Are you happy or are you unhappy? It sounds a bit strange, but usually happy people have nothing to worry about. So in turn it does make sense not to worry people. The examples given in the keynote were electronic voting machines. The process of selecting a government by anonymous voting is a cornerstone of democracies. This is exactly why electronic voting must not happen through black boxes. India has already threatened (and arrested) security researchers who analyse the security of the voting machines used in the country. Electronic voting is only one example. Another one is the publication about the broken chip and PIN design of

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