Different actions on different passwords?

Suvayu Ali fatkasuvayu+linux at gmail.com
Tue Dec 31 10:45:09 UTC 2013

On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 11:03:49PM -0600, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 31, 2013 at 01:26:22 +0000,
>   Bill Oliver <vendor at billoblog.com> wrote:
> >
> >Yeah, but poc was right in that if you have an image of the disk, you will know that there's an encrypted partition there, and you can get a court order to force the password.  Since you have no fourth amamendment rights upon entry to the country at the moment, the government does not need a warrant to seize your laptop and/or make an image of it to play with at one's leisure.  Of course, even having a good password is no guarantee any more.
> In the US you probably can't be ordered to provide your password. If you are
> transiting the border it is probably best not to take sensitive data with
> you. It will normally be safer to use the internet to transfer the data
> after you have crossed the border.

It is very much a grey area, but it may not really matter.  They can
always keep your data and analyse later; more importantly refusal to
divulge passwords could be grounds for denial of entry (only for non-US



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