Posts Tagged ‘government’
News to watch – Can you be compelled by authorities to give up your encryption keys, passphrases, or passwords?
Colorado U.S. District Judge Robert Blackburn is expected to rule any day on whether to force defendant Ramona Fricosu to decrypt her Toshiba Satellite M305, which authorities seized from her in 2010 with a court warrant while investigating financial fraud.
More reason to go with some sort of double encryption and a hidden encrypted file.
Read more on Wired.com –> Feds Want Judge to Force Suspect to Give Up Laptop Password | Threat Level | Wired.com.
Thankfully, they got rid of the provision that gave the President a kill switch for the Internet:
…it no longer gives the president unilateral power to disconnect networks from the Internet in the event of a major cyberattack…