[funsec] Idaho Killer Holds Encryption Key to Laptop Mystery
knobdy at gmail.com
Fri Oct 20 11:19:29 CDT 2006
On 10/20/06, Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu <Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu> wrote:
> The problem is that it doesn't work out that way. As one of the comments
> to the article I cited says:
> "The TTB hypothetical assumes that the suspect has information sufficient to
> defuse the bomb, and that she will provide that information when tortured. It
> is at least as probable that a guilty suspect will, instead, provide false
> information intended (a) to stop the torture for the time being and (b) to send
> the torturers on a wild-goose chase long enough to allow the bomb to explode.
> The calculus looks something like this:
Its not a matter of how long you're going to live but how long its
going to take for you to die.
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