[IP] more on Can you be compelled to give a password?

Ed Gerck edgerck at nma.com
Wed Aug 9 01:10:03 EDT 2006

Travis H. wrote:
> So the opponent then knows the password given to him is not valid, and
> might continue to search for a current one. 

Not likely for the same data. After all, the data is protected by
a password that "expired".

> And/or step through the
> program with a debugger, like a software cracker removes copyright
> protection.

A debugger cannot decrypt without the key, which is produced only
with the access password.

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