Rubber Hose Decryption

I hear the phrase “rubber hose decryption” thrown around a lot. The concept of rubber hose decryption is essentially that any encryption is only as strong as its password, and the password can eventually be beaten out of you (presumably with a rubber hose). The term can also be applied to other unsavory – but certainly less severe – tactics like blackmail or imprisonment. There are some potential countermeasures, but they may not be the ones you think. Continue reading “Rubber Hose Decryption”