Border Searches

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by Nemo, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. Nemo

    Nemo Man of Myth and Legend

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    of electronics. Not on CBP agent whims alone.

    Nemo

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...igital-devices-unconstitutional-idUSKBN1XM2O2


     
  2. atlsrt44

    atlsrt44 Well-Known Member

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    It's a step but not enough
     

  3. Phil1979

    Phil1979 Member Georgia Carry

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    What happens if the "unlock" password erases the phone? What will they do then, arrest you, get a search warrant for your house, email, and social media accounts as they probe all of your orifices in the meantime?
     
  4. Nemo

    Nemo Man of Myth and Legend

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    Erasing on electronics used to just delete the first letter/number of a file name so it was not findable in the storage box and the space recognized as vacant so it could store other data.

    Do modern electronics (phones/tablets/laptops) erase the whole file and overwrite so its completely gone?

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  5. Wegahe

    Wegahe NRA Instructor

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    No... Even items you delete from your phone such as photos and other files are available for recovery for a limited time. After the time has expired with the proper software almost every thing can be recovered even if you reformat the device memory or hard drive. This is not new technology. It has been around since the early 80's. There is software available to wipe flash memory and hard drives available under several brand names. They are commonly called bleaching programs. They will over write the entire drive with zeros making next to impossible to recover anything other than bits and pieces of data scattered on the drive.
     
  6. Squid

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    The best way to take care of this is to use a good all drive encryption scheme. If you erase the key, nothing can be recovered from the drive.