[cryptography] Constitutional Showdown Voided as Feds Decrypt Laptop

Randall Webmail rvh40 at insightbb.com
Thu Mar 1 16:22:22 EST 2012

From: "Jeffrey Walton" <noloader at gmail.com>

>> "They must have used or found successful one of the passwords the co-defendant provided
>> them," Fricosu's attorney, Philip Dubois, said in a telephone interview Wednesday.

>Perhaps Fricosu reused a password and was on a mailing list using Mailman...

Yeah - what's the deal with Mailman sending the password in clear-text, once a month?  

Did anyone really think that was a good idea?  Was it a tradeoff between security and help desk support costs?   What other reason could there be?

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