50 characters ? (was RE: Man jailed over computer password refusal

John Wilson tugwilson at gmail.com
Fri Oct 15 16:52:49 BST 2010

On 15 October 2010 16:43, Nicholas Bohm <nbohm at ernest.net> wrote:
> Leo Marks also noted the benefits of keeping secret information recorded on
> easily destructible media (e.g. silk).  Adopting his procedures, and citing
> his work, might have helped Mr Drage present a more convincing account.

If I read the specs right this http://yubico.com/home/index/ allows
have and use a password that you need never know and which can be
easily destroyed (http://www.yubico.com/developers/static/ seems to
say that if you press the button for 10 seconds the password is
replaced by another random one.). The mere possession of one of these
devices would seem to allow you to plausibly clam that you cannot
comply with the request to disclose the password.

John Wilson

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