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Not if they supercool your memory modules.
Not if you send a simple clear command to your RAM before you shutdown.
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"Now that the show is over, and we have jointly exercised our constitutional rights, we would like to leave you with one very important thought: Some time in the future, you may have the opportunity to serve as a juror in a so-called obscenity case. It would be wise to remember that the same people who would stop you from viewing an adult film may be back next year to complain about a book, or even a TV programme. If you can be told what you can see or read, then it follows that you can be told what to say or think. Defend your constitutionally-protected rights. No one else will do it for you. Thank you."

Quote from last track on "Music Has the Right to Children" by Boards of Canada
Yes dude.
I am so glad you quoted that.
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so if people post CP as a spoiler image in a work safe board you're screwed?
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Wouldn't be simpler to encrypt your drives with AES-256 (TrueCrypt)? The government still uses AES-256 encryption so it must be pretty secure. Now, I know anything can be cracked using brute force and time, but how long would it actually take?
I am not a lawyer but I'm fairly sure you can be held in contempt of court for not handing over your encryption passwords if your computer is seized under a warrant.
    
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I am not a lawyer but I'm fairly sure you can be held in contempt of court for not handing over your encryption passwords if your computer is seized under a warrant.
Pretty sure there's already been cases dealing with this exactly, it's called the 5th amendment. You have the right to keep your mouth shut.
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Pretty sure there's already been cases dealing with this exactly, it's called the 5th amendment. You have the right to keep your mouth shut.
Does pleading the 5th take away your right?
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Dod dBanning all my computers. Then setting up a system image. Repeat system image reinstall every month. Only way you can be sure of your privacy now a days.
    
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Linux has this nice command called
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 shred [OPTIONS]... file
I'm pretty sure I could rig something up so that I could have a secondary partition boot up, umount the first partition, and then run
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shred -f -z -n 200 /dev/sda3
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Pretty sure there's already been cases dealing with this exactly, it's called the 5th amendment. You have the right to keep your mouth shut.
I don't think the fifth amendment applies to encrypted drives. There is some back and forth on the issue. Some believe that if a defendant knows the password, that shows ownership, thus incriminating himself by whatever is on the drive. That's clearly against the fifth amendment.

Others believe that since the drive was physically in the defendant's possession, amongst his other possessions, such as his computer and other unencrypted data, that possession is a foregone conclusion. That would no longer be apply to the fifth amendment since possession is already proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

It's definitely a sticky situation, one that could not have been considered by our founding fathers.
    
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Linux has this nice command called
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 shred [OPTIONS]... file
I'm pretty sure I could rig something up so that I could have a secondary partition boot up, umount the first partition, and then run
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shred -f -z -n 200 /dev/sda3
Do you have any idea how long that would take? 200 passes. I have my shred set to 10 passes and for a file around a gig, it takes a good 5 minutes to shred.

200 is a bit of an overkill anyway. US Department of Defense says 7 passes should be sufficient, plus you're writing over the file with the -z argument with all zeros.
    
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