Steak Knife Decryption
wombat at mcfeely.bsfs.org
Sat Jun 7 13:56:58 PDT 1997
On Fri, 6 Jun 1997, Mike Duvos wrote:
> An interesting twist on rubber hose decryption in the case of the
> murder of Jonathan Levin, son of the top executive of media
> giant Time Warner.
> Police believe his ATM card was stolen, and he was then jabbed
> with a steak knife until he revealed the PIN.
A "duress" PIN which cancels the account would be a good addition;
similar to the "duress" code on home security systems that appear to
disarm the alarm but send a silent alarm to the monitoring station.
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