Exactly! A cost/risk/reward ratio. I could break into your house given unlimited time and resources.
If i really really want to break into your house, despite that there is a moat, tesla coils, crocodiles, an acid bath and a vacuum room to pass, i will succeed, because i can buy and use stuff to circumvent that.
I didn't really say or mean it was bad. I don't use it myself or any other encryption method (nervous about a PC crash and not being able to recover the encrypted data
That's why we have encrypted backups of course.
, plus I don't have anything to hide really
You might think that, but i doubt you would like everybody to know your sexual preferences, your credit card number and stuff like that. Some things are just private and there's no shame in that.
I was just implying that MS Bitlocker would probably be weaker than TrueCrypt and since he really has something to hide, he needs the tightest encryption out there.
There is no telling MS Bitlocker can be easily cracked, since forensics do not give out their methods, but i think it's easier for a government agency to convince Microsoft than to concinve some open source program.
I guess that the encryption wouldn't matter anyway because if he handed over the locked drive without telling them it was that way, he would then have to give up the passkeys eventually or face contempt charges on top of what ever else he gets convicted of.
One is not obliged to cooperate into your own jurisdictional judgement in my country. I don't know if the same applies for George Hotz.
Not to mention it makes him look real guilty giving them a locked up drive.
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I hope he gets off scott-free but i have a feeling he will have some kind of punishment handed to him. Otherwise it will open the floodgates for the hacking community.
Meh, i think the gates are already wide open. It will not matter what kind of punishment he gets, because someone else will take over.