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

James A. Donald jamesd at echeque.com
Sun Feb 26 20:48:50 EST 2012


On 2012-02-27 5:09 AM, Marsh Ray wrote:
> So everyone who now has a hidden 2nd Truecrypt partition with
> incriminating things in it needs to make it their hidden 3rd partition
> and in the hidden 2nd partition instead store things which are merely
> embarrassing.
>
> Except that as it is stipulated that the captors are "not stupid", we
> must assume they are perfectly rational actors who will have worked out
> this strategy too.

If everyone goes for a third partition - but in practice, some people 
will have only one, some people two with the good stuff on the second, 
some people three with the good stuff on the third, some four, some five ..

Rationality can easily be defeated by deliberate randomness and 
intentional irrationality




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