Steak Knife Decryption

Rabid Wombat wombat at
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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