surrendering one's passphrase to authorities

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Wed Mar 4 01:31:03 CET 2009

Atom Smasher wrote:
> most people don't use pass-phrases that strong.

Let me see if I have this clear:

- He knew he was approaching a border
- He knew he had child porn on his system
- He knew his laptop might be searched at the border
- And you think, knowing all this, he'd use a weak passphrase?

> in any case, we're talking about something that can realistically be
> broken in a reasonable amount of time

If you're talking about a chump who hasn't bothered to think things
through, sure.

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