Re: Hard disk encryption
- From: "M.I.5¾" <no.one@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 08:27:50 -0000
"R. P." <r_pol12gar@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
"M.I.5¾" <no.one@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
If you are in the UK, Truecrypt provides a way around the RIP act (the
one that requires you to hand you keys over to the police on demand.
Truecrypt supports a hidden volume withing the encrypted file. You can
simply hand over the key for the main volume and claim not to have used
the hidden volume feature. This is what politicians exploit and is know
as 'plausible deniability'. In order to prosecute you for failing to
hand over the key for the hidden volume when demanded, they first have to
prove that the hidden volume is present. Something that is impossible to
do without breaking the encryption first since the hidden volume appears
to be just as random as the random filler for the file.
Interesting and might be useful even if I live in the US. Thanks.
Of course the trick is to make sure that the main volume contains something
worth protecting but wouldn't actually land you in gaol.
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