Two convicted in U.K. for refusal to decrypt data

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Thu Aug 13 15:59:45 CEST 2009

the dragon wrote:
> If you're in control of the computer the files reside on, and were in
> control of it when the files were created and last accessed, the chances
> that you *don't* know the key for the encryption is so slim as to be
> nonexistant.

Apparently I don't exist, then.  I have files which were last accessed
by me a year ago, for which I've forgotten the passphrases to the
symmetrically-encoded data.  It's just another example of people
forgetting what they rarely use.

I'm certain there are other people here in the same boat.

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