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#1 Guest_amerkiller1995_*

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 06:20 AM

hi
can the company which made truecrypt reveal our passwords or decrypt the files if the government or police tells them to?
if for example Osama bin Laden had his info on an encrypted drive, would Truecrypt company have to give the government a decrypting tool or cracking program?

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 09:48 AM

damn, this must be a hard question
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Posted 30 July 2010 - 10:09 AM

I have a feeling if the gov wanted a decrypt tool they have people who are smart enough and computers good enough to get through just about any encryption. Now as to the ethical use of these that is a whole other topic.

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 11:11 AM

I have a feeling if the gov wanted a decrypt tool they have people who are smart enough and computers good enough to get through just about any encryption. Now as to the ethical use of these that is a whole other topic.

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what about this story?

The FBI was reportedly unable to get past the advanced encryption system, and returned the hard drives to the Brazilian police.

Read more _linenums:0'>The US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has failed to decrypt five hard drives protected by the open-source encryption software TrueCrypt.Brazilian news site Globo reports that the hard drives belong to Daniel Dantas, currently under investigation by Brazilian police for money laundering.After five months of failed attempts to access the hard drives, Brazilian authorities requested assistance from the FBI.The FBI tried to bypass the encryption password by using a program called 'dictionary', which randomly tests multiple password combinations until the right one is found.The FBI was reportedly unable to get past the advanced encryption system, and returned the hard drives to the Brazilian police.Read more: [url="http://www.itproportal.com/portal/news/article/2010/6/28/truecrypt-beats-fbi-encryption-experts-money-laundering-case/#ixzz0vBOK9y6R"]http://www.itproportal.com/portal/news/art.../#ixzz0vBOK9y6R[/url]


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Posted 30 July 2010 - 11:22 AM

Hmm, very interesting did not know that ,when did that story come out?

I'm sure the government can pull some sort of leverage and get the key for the decryption somehow. Though wouldn't it be funny if you encryted your stuff and then could never decrypt it that would be the most useful application ever. Heres a lock you have to make the most complicated key you've ever seen best kinda locksmith imho

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 03:05 PM

My question is, why are you worried about what the government can see on your hard drive?

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 09:38 AM

the date on the page says 28 June, 2010
i just wanna know for my own reasons

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 10:10 AM

the date on the page says 28 June, 2010
i just wanna know for my own reasons


Unless you have something completely illegal (child porn, terrorist attacks) then you don't need to worry. If you are worried about the RIAA/MPAA then the answer is "no". :thumbsup:




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