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Re: [Full-disclosure] Encrypted files and the 5th amendment

From: Tim <tim-security_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Jul 12 2011 - 17:10:17 GMT
To: "Thor (Hammer of God)" <thor@hammerofgod.com>

Supposing that the US courts decide that people aren't protected by
the 5th ammendment, one solution for protecting your files might be:

Encrypt everything using a one-time pad. When compelled to provide
the one-time pad, provide a pad that decrypts the data to something
else. Any resulting plaintext can be crafted.

Ok, sure, that seems pretty painful (storage/protection of pad, etc).
I guess the only other technical solution would be steganography.

tim

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