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    Man jailed over computer password refusal


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    Shows me he's guilty and has something very serious to hide.

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    The chances are he got a lighter sentence than he would have got if he had given it to them.

    I would like to know what software he used. Shows it must be good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    I would like to know what software he used. Shows it must be good!
    You have something incriminating you want to hide then? Lol.

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    sssshhh!

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    er -no.

    the only thing he's guilty of is failure to disclose his password. He may well be hiding something else, but they can't prove that.

    Living in London and working in the city I'm regularly stopped by police and asked where/what I'm doing - to which I always reply "I don't have to tell you". almost always causes an argument or worse - but why should I have to disclose something like that with no reason? I wouldn't mind but I know its all to do with the way I look, the same way I can't go through an airport without being searched.

    Its getting more and more like Terry Gilliams 'Brazil' round here.....

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    suprised that they havent cracked it yet tbh

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    Probably has something to hide but if the police asked me for my password they wouldn't get it.

    Giving out your password is like letting people have a poke around inside your mind.

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    @Domino why hide information that is not incriminating? I don't see the point. I mean, if you were some sort of secret agent on a mission then fair does but when you're just some average Joe walking along a street.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TopBanana View Post
    suprised that they havent cracked it yet tbh
    Er, 50 characters. It may take em sometime to brute force that one Heres hoping he's just used alphanumerics to save them a bit of time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAZZD88 View Post
    @Domino why hide information that is not incriminating? I don't see the point. I mean, if you were some sort of secret agent on a mission then fair does but when you're just some average Joe walking along a street.
    Because they have no legal right to ask me that. Surely you can see that letting them walk all over everyone is a bad thing?

    I'll quite happily help in any way I can should it be something actually important - but stopping me in the street while I'm walking to work? they can stick it.

    have a read here Innocent in London - 'Suspicious behaviour on the tube' and here Panicky Plod apologises to Innocent Terror Techie ? The Register to see what can happen when the police think they can get away with something

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    Whilst the guy probably has something to hide, This reminds me of the term that REALLY sticks in my throat.
    " If you have nothing to hide then whats the problem"?
    When I suggest that the said person gives me their bank acount details for me to look at their bank acount transactions as 'if you have nothing to hide...'
    They always refuse!!
    Having something that you dont want the world to know and doing something ileagal are two VERY dif things!!
    I am also curious as to what software he has used.
    Its a balance between obstructing police/helping a criminal act and your personal liberties.
    In this case why not suggest that he unlocks it so that a 'neutral person' could look and see if it has anything to do with the police investigation or not. If it has then the police get to see, if not (even if criminal), then they dont get a look in.
    There is no correct answer for this, but I keep remembering what has been said.
    Freedom is very easy to loose and nearlly impossible to get back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    Er, 50 characters. It may take em sometime to brute force that one Heres hoping he's just used alphanumerics to save them a bit of time...
    How do they know its a 50 character phrase?

    I imagine that's how big the input box is ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    Because they have no legal right to ask me that. Surely you can see that letting them walk all over everyone is a bad thing?
    but they do have a legal right to ask for your passwords, seize computers and monitor online activity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salan View Post
    I am also curious as to what software he has used.
    Alan
    My first guess would be Truecrypt. I know that can encrypt drives on boot, not sure how secure it is though?

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