My favourite quote of the day is...
"Fools. No wonder these spreadsheetards got us into the economic shit we're in now."
15 posts • joined 26 Oct 2007
"If you have the clear text and the encrypted text, the key shouldn't be too hard to crack. Just use your backups. You do have backups, right? Oh well, I wonder just how much the ransom is."
That is explicitly what sort of attack modern day encryption algorithms are designed to withstand.
Not to mention that the data is probably symmetrically encrypted with a random key, and this is the only data encrypted with RSA.
The best part is of course, if you have backups, there is no need to get the wallet out. yay.
IANAL by any respect; but if the censorship is 'voluntary', i.e. not legally enforceable, as that would be seen as state backed censorship. Then surely it will be subject to the open market, as in one of the ISP's will try and cash in on some extra customers from the ones who are blocking the Pirate Bay by marketing itself in some form as file-sharing friendly.
Apart from the legal issues such as precedence and such, the point is almost moot anyway. Once the court decides he has to reveal his password (In first person):
Feds: You must now reveal your password!!!!
Suspect: OK, the password is 'sw0rdfish'
Feds: That didn't work.
Suspect: Well, I swear my password is/was 'sw0rdfish'. Either I must have forgotten, or its been corrupted somehow.
(Idea credit to someone else on a similar article)
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