Quantum Cryptography to be used in Swiss Election
According to Wired, one of id Quantique‘s quantum cryptography systems will be used to transmit votes securely from voting machines in Geneva in the upcoming national election. This is certainly good PR for quantum crypto, especially given the security issues surrounding the use of automated voting machines. Maybe I’m missing something though, because I thought that the main security problems had to do with the possibility of hacking the machines themselves rather than with the transmission of votes. Public key crypto would probably have been just as good in practice, unless the Swiss government believes that someone in the locale has built a quantum computer.