[LINK] Electronic witnessing [was: High Court case Re: Register Online to Vote Should be LLegal]

Pilcher, Fred Fred.Pilcher at act.gov.au
Fri Jul 30 11:51:10 AEST 2010

Roger wrote:

> Has anyone ever implemented a private-key protection technology that
> can work in the wild, wild world of Internet-connected consumer
> devices (as distinct from tightly-controlled thin clients within
> closed networks)?

IMIO (the second I standing for "ignorant") the commercial PKI model
seems to be the archetypal house of cards, with multiple potential
points of failure. It's always seemed to me that the "web of trust"
model is much more robust and more trustworthy.

Government and business are, of course, more concerned with the ability
to enter into contractual arrangements with providers rather than with
the quality of the underlying system. 

My opinion, of course, not necessarily that of my employer.

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