[cryptography] US Appeals Court upholds right not to decrypt a drive

Peter Gutmann pgut001 at cs.auckland.ac.nz
Sat Feb 25 06:36:01 EST 2012


Jon Callas <jon at callas.org> writes:

>I've spoken to law enforcement and border control people in a country that is
>not the US, who told me that yeah, they know all about TrueCrypt and their
>assumption is that *everyone* who has TrueCrypt has a hidden volume and if
>they find TrueCrypt they just get straight to getting the second password.
>They said, "We know about that trick, and we're not stupid."

Ditto.  One other thing that you need to add, the police are very, very good
at getting information out of people.  They've been doing it with hardened
criminals for decades, so your average random geek is no problem.

Peter.




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