Re: You can pry my password from my cold, dead lips.
"An even more delightful trick is to set a specific passphrase that causes the auto wipe if entered. Cops want access? Give them the "wrong" password & laugh when they realize they're now holding an expensive paperweight."
Congratulations, you've just added "tampering with evidence" and possibly "Obstruction of justice" to the charges against you. This is a REALLY stupid idea as it provides an easy crime for them to hang you with and then they'll have plenty of time to figure out how else to kick you while you're down. You're not the first to think of this and though a killcode case hasn't gone to court yet so far as I can find, it's very likely to be illegal. (Remote wiping certainly HAS gotten people in jail)