[cryptography] Constitutional Showdown Voided as Feds Decrypt Laptop

James A. Donald jamesd at echeque.com
Thu Mar 1 18:13:00 EST 2012

On 2012-03-01 8:53 AM, James S. Tyre wrote:
> The authorities seized the encrypted Toshiba laptop from defendant Ramona Fricosu in 2010
> with valid court warrants while investigating alleged mortgage fraud, and demanded she
> decrypt it. Colorado U.S. District Judge Robert Blackburn ordered the woman in January to
> decrypt the laptop by the end of February. The judge refused to stay his decision to allow
> Fricosu time to appeal.
> "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.

What one man knows, no one knows, what two men know, everyone knows.

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