Let's see if we can circumvent the 5th amendment shall we?

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by VisuTrac, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    I hope that she is successfully able to defend against having to provide evidence against herself.

    DOJ: We can force you to decrypt that laptop | Privacy Inc. - CNET News

    Otherwise, It time to put the nuclear option in the boot. turn machine on, you have 10 seconds to type in the passphrase or binary wipe time. Plus the encryption.

    hell who am i kidding. brush chipper and external hard drive like this one reviewed here
    beast and greenebelly like this.
  2. Cephus

    Cephus Monkey+++ Founding Member

    This is just to test the waters so they can screw us later on.
  3. STANGF150

    STANGF150 Knowledge Seeker

    *looks at PC tower & wonders if a full 1 pound bottle of blackpowder with a very short fuse sticking out of the tower case will fit*

  4. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    The answer is: NO, one pound of FFFG BP will NOT destroy a PC Tower and it's enclosed Hard drive, to the point that the enclosed data is UNRecoverable. Way to slow of Burn Rate. If you are seriously thinking of using Energetic Materials to destroy your computer, so that the Data is unrecoverable, you really need to use something that "Detonates" rather than a Material, like BP, that only Burns Fast. Use something that has a Detonation Rate of over 2000 Meters/Sec..... That ought to make it unrecoverable, unless the platter gets stuck in a wall, your guts, or something... ...... YMMV.....
  5. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    A sledge hammer is cheaper if you have the time to pull the drive out of the machine.
  6. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    Barbecues seem to work nicely!
    "just saying..."
  7. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    thermite, a lil bit melts thru a lot

    also, one of those nice huge high-power speaker magnets
    mounted right to the side of your drive and left there
  8. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Thermite. On my Navy ship, the charges were kept near the Crypto gear...... JIC. Place on top, light it off, stand WAY back!

    Simply breaking the HD disc into pieces isn't enough these days. The IRS and others are darned good at forensics data recovery!
  9. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    use incrypted pin drives their much easier to dispose of..... or better yet don't put anything on a computer you don't want anyone to see...
  10. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    Yep, Good Old Thermite, cures a lot of ills.... and NO ONE is going to get within a foot of anything burning with Thermite, to try and save it. I wonder if some enterprising entrepreneur will come up with a Self-contained package that one could enclose just above the HD, and triggered by a Keyboard Command.

    I just read a very nice piece, from a Lawyer type, that concluded there IS a BIG Difference, in the LAW, between being forced to turn over an Encryption Key, or PassPhrase, that is NOT written down, or stored somewhere, and one that is written down, or stored somewhere. Anything that is in your "Mind" is protected by the 5th Amendment, and can NOT be compelled. If the Key, or PassPhrase Is written down or stored somewhere, then it CAN be compelled, via Search Warrant, just like a Search Warrant can compel you to unlock a door, or room, or physical place. Just NEVER write down, or store, your Key, or PassPhrase, and you will be safe from this Type of intrusion. Just also, do NOT forget it, either.......... YMMV....
  11. craneje

    craneje Monkey+

  12. Hispeedal2

    Hispeedal2 Nay Sayer

    This makes sense to me. Admittance of the pass code leads directly to incriminating evidence- that is self incrimination no matter how you slice it. I am certain the SC will slap this one around a bit.

    Besides, DOJ/FBI has the world's best forensic computer geeks outside of NSA. They can exploit any machine regardless of encryption. They should have to do it the hard way. Just like if I don't have the key to the locked cabinet that is searchable via search warrant... its pry bar time. I can't see any added charges because someone refuses to type the password. If you forget, you forget ;)
  13. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    We used to use the magnaflux machine to permantly zero out hard drives that might have classified info on them... when we finished with them nothing could be read... by anyone...
  14. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    I am the Property Custodian for my Office at work. When I get ready to surplus old PCs and copiers (bigger ones have hard drives!), I have those drives 'sanitized' by our hardware squirrels before letting the Warehouse guys take them. Being the Department of Education, we have a lot of 'personally identifiable' and other sensitive data on them. If that data gets out and is used by some perp, WE can be sued!
  15. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

    No thermite?

    Not everyone has access to thermite,fun stuff that it is, so I would recommend "poor boy's thermite" ! Just make a thermal lance...it WILL melt granite and any thing you would find in a computer...just say'in(y)
  16. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    thermite isnt that hard to make
    so whats a thermal lance?
  17. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    Thermal Lance, better known as a "Burning Bar" Basically made of magnesium, Aluminum, and Iron Oxide. Once you light it, it burns at 8000F, and drops slag of Molten Iron. Will melt just about any Metal, except that stuff that is Ceramic Coated. Also not available to every John, Dick, & Harry..... ..... YMMV....
  18. Byte

    Byte Monkey+++

    I'll just drop a link to these here. You're all very smart and creative people that can figure out how to trigger a spark at the press of a button. The rest is self explanatory! (y)

  19. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

  20. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    ahhh, ive had people call that a type of thermite
    never heard it called thermal lance before
    it will work like thermite tho :)
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