[dm-crypt] Re2: nuke password to delete luks header

Arno Wagner arno at wagner.name
Tue Jan 14 08:39:56 CET 2014

On Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 06:01:38 CET, Jim O'Gorman wrote:
> I understand that you are concerned about the risk of being sent to jail
> but I am not sure that concern is inline with what we are encountering in
> the real world.  If you look at the ACLU's guidance on the matter,
> https://www.aclunc.org/blog/privacy-your-laptop-international-borders, the
> risk of jail is not even mentioned.

I recommend you read that page again:

"This can put you in a very bad situation - disclosing the data or lying 
 to law enforcement. Lying to US Customs or other law enforcement officer 
 may result in criminal prosecution.  Just ask Martha Stewart, who was 
 indicted, under Title 18, United States Code, Section 1001, for lying 
 to federal government agents."

Now, a security professional will just stay truthful, understanding
this. An ordinary person may lie and thereby land themselves in very 
hot water.

Arno Wagner,     Dr. sc. techn., Dipl. Inform.,    Email: arno at wagner.name
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There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it
so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to
make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first
method is far more difficult.  --Tony Hoare

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