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Assumptions Central voting server and counter server have a physically secured tamper-proof hardware So a potential hacker has no way of physically destroying or altering the hardware of the server Terminal is tamper-proof in the sense that there is no way to open up the terminal or modify its innards without irrevocably breaking the terminal Each terminal has an accurate tamper-proof clock inside it This is to allow the voting during the specified time-period Each voter has been provided with an ID which is a string of 256 bits printed on a laminated card with the voters photograph and signature which use to verify themselves during voting Camera at top of terminal is tamper-proof to make sure it always in good condition The cryptographic systems used are hard to break to make sure hackers cant do any bad things to the voting process Voter central voting server and counter server do not collude with each other to make sure they didnt transfer their information secretly Threats It is possible that hackers hack the computer system of central voting server counter server or terminal to cause the process of voting forced to suspend until system administrator recover the system Besides it is also possible that someone send virus to the program So security is very important here to make sure voting process work as normal Attacker can send a lot of request to the central voting server and counter server This will make the communication channel congested and the voting process will run very slow and cause many voters cant finish their vote by deadline It is possible that interception will occur Attackers will get the IP addresses of terminals and hack the system of terminals This will cause technicians keep going to different terminals and recover the system This again will slow down the voting process Modification may be will happen on lousy electronic voting protocol Attackers can modify
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