These are chat archives for Mudlet/Mudlet/whatever

20th
Aug 2017
Ahmed Charles
@ahmedcharles
Aug 20 2017 00:17
The importance of the item being secured should be reflected in the mechanism used to secure it.
My eye is more important than lots of things I secure with passwords
And, in the US, the constitution protects you from having to provide a password, but would not protect you from being compelled to provide your eye to unlock something.
but more importantly, even without that protection, you could still prevent them from accessing whatever is locked and their only recourse would be to imprison you.
Stephen Lyons
@SlySven
Aug 20 2017 22:16

...you could still prevent them from accessing whatever is locked and their only recourse would be to imprison you.

Yeah, the Courts have that option in the UK for failing to provide a password/private encryption key upon the direction of said Court - guess it is treated as a form of "Contempt of Court" - even if you genuinely cannot remember it (and using a password manager is one way to not have the details of a password to hand - but obviously that just involves an additional level of indirection in that you just remember the password to the passwords AND have the password manager device - though I think you can now get USB Thumbdrives with built in hardware encryption that destroy themselves or at least the internally held encryption keys should enough incorrect access code entries be used)...