posted Nov 09, 2001

kuro5hin.org || The Dog Ate My Password!
Surveillance and Privacy from Government
'I've followed the discussion on Convention on Cybercrime which was recently approved by the Council of Europe with great worry.... One of the Convention's points is that an individual might be forced to hand over his password to investigators (part of the Explanatory Report included in the above link, section 201). If this section of the treaty will not be enforced by technological means (key escrow, backdoors, etc) fighting such draconian legislation is still difficult: claiming that you "forgot" the password will most likely be construed as obstruction of justice.'

'Then I started wondering if there is such thing as "plausible deniability" of knowing your own password.'

An interesting discussion. I doubt it can be done, but still interesting.

 

 

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