Some legal trouble with TOR in France

Michael Holstein michael.holstein at
Mon May 15 00:20:32 UTC 2006

Not to mention that whereas a passphrase in your head requires your 
cooperation to divulge (although torture can be used to provide that) .. 
there's nothing stopping someone from knocking you unconscious and using 
your finger/eye/whatever on the reader.


glymr wrote:
> Tony wrote:
> just wanted to suggest that biometrics are not wise for encryption
> whatsoever. for one thing, they use a software mechanism to 'unlock'
> and this lock can be bypassed. voiceprint, retina/iris scan,
> fingerprints, dna, all of these things do not constitute a proper
> password or lock for any data, for one thing you can't change them,
> for a second thing, none of them generate a data stream which can be
> used as a passphrase, it all goes through an identification process
> and that only generates a yes/no answer. the usb key and the microwave
> are the best way to go. a smart card would probably be just as good,
> but not so cheap to implement.

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