Federal prosecutors say guide prepared by Electronic Frontier Foundation buttresses their position on whether Americans can be forced to divulge their passphrases.
A magistrate judge has ruled that, thanks to the Fifth Amendment, a criminal defendant cannot be compelled to divulge his PGP passphrase. The U.S. Justice Department is appealing.
A recent federal judge rejected the Department of Justice's request to force a defendant to cough up his PGP passphrase. We were unsuccessful in getting the agency to elaborate.
In what could potentially be a landmark Vermont case, judge says thanks to the Fifth Amendment, a child pornography defendant doesn't need to turn over his laptop's PGP passphrase.
With no easy and reliable alternative to passwords in sight, you either have to memorize cryptic passphrases or use a password manager to access networks, systems, and online services.
The Secret Service reports that gleaning Web passwords can help it crack encrypted files and hard drives, while the Justice Department says suspects can't be forced to divulge passphrases.
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Court rules that prosecutors can't force people to decrypt data that could potentially be used against them.
Colorado federal judge gives Ramona Fricosu until February 21 to decrypt her PGP Desktop-encrypted Toshiba laptop--or face the consequences.
Earlier court order requiring a Wisconsin suspect in underage porn case to decrypt his hard drives for the FBI by the end of the day Tuesday -- or face contempt of court -- has been lifted.