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

Francis Davey fjmd1a at gmail.com
Sat Oct 16 10:18:13 BST 2010

On 16 October 2010 08:14, Nicholas Bohm <nbohm at ernest.net> wrote:

Nice scenario, but not everyone knows how to "ensure that any system
> logs which record things like USB keyboard connections are regularly
> truncated." (I don't, for one.) And not everyone has such a haystack of
> electronic gear as to make loss of the Yubikey needle plausible.
> With a key written on a cigarette paper, you can play the game either
> way:  either "It was on my desk when you searched, I haven't seen it
> since, so you must have lost or destroyed it by accident" or "It was in
> the binding of my copy of 'A Midsummer Ramble in the Dolomites' by
> Amelia Edwards, and your search missed it.  As you had my computer, I
> destroyed it after you left."
It would be easy enough to set up an escrow/destruction service (maybe they
already exist - I've never had cause to use one). Its the kind of thing
lawyers did in the olden days (since they were thought to be unimpeachable -
alas if only it were really true).

Francis Davey
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