Archive for October, 2006

Security Implications of Hybrid Hard Drives

Friday, October 20th, 2006

A hybrid hard drive (HHD) is a device that combines a standard drive with a significant amount of non-volatile Flash memory. In 2005, a Samsung press release annouced they would team with Microsoft to develop such a device. The result appears to be the Samsung FlashON drive (with 2Gbytes of Flash) specifically for Microsoft Vista. […]

More on ThreeBallot Voting

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

Last week I posted a short overview of Ron Rivest’s ThreeBallot voting system paper. In his weblog, Ed Felten has begun a discussion about issues related to write-in candidates. At first, I didn’t think the issue of write-in candidates was much of a problem. An approach for write-ins would be to slightly mechanize the process. […]