1997-06-07 - Re: Steak Knife Decryption

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From: Rabid Wombat <wombat@mcfeely.bsfs.org>
To: Mike Duvos <mpd@netcom.com>
Message Hash: 439eb4e2dc13a5bd8ec8b3e59a594c3b7551a54017713ad9687656023f5fa6d2
Message ID: <Pine.BSF.3.91.970607153157.3758C-100000@mcfeely.bsfs.org>
Reply To: <199706070521.WAA11195@netcom11.netcom.com>
UTC Datetime: 1997-06-07 20:56:58 UTC
Raw Date: Sun, 8 Jun 1997 04:56:58 +0800

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From: Rabid Wombat <wombat@mcfeely.bsfs.org>
Date: Sun, 8 Jun 1997 04:56:58 +0800
To: Mike Duvos <mpd@netcom.com>
Subject: Re: Steak Knife Decryption
In-Reply-To: <199706070521.WAA11195@netcom11.netcom.com>
Message-ID: <Pine.BSF.3.91.970607153157.3758C-100000@mcfeely.bsfs.org>
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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.