PGP Encrypted Computer Keeps Man From Jail

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Genady Prishnikov, Dec 16, 2007.

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  1. Genady Prishnikov

    Genady Prishnikov Registered Member

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    PGP may wish the protected contents were something else, but the software and America's "5th Amendment" passed a test.

    More here: http://www.news.com/8301-13578_3-9834495-38.html
     
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  2. SteveTX

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    What isn't mentioned here is that the judge likely erred and the decision will probably be reversed. There was some other bit about granting immunity for the password release, to nullify his 5th amendment right, but the contents of the laptop wouldn't be immune. A better solution is simply to make your password an arrangement of items or other things that when disturbed, cannot be reconstructed. "Sorry judge, in the arrest, they destroyed the password." and have a demonstrably poor long-term memory like I do :)... I can remember today's 240 bit password, but not yesterday's.
     
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