Keeping customs out of your laptop

As border guards become more brazen about searches, new strategies arise

Security guru Bruce Schneier has a fascinating essay this week about his scheme for ensuring that customers officials -- either here in the U.S. or abroad -- are unable to have their way with the contents of your laptop.

Based on whole-disk encryption and requiring a trusted human partner, it's complicated and probably not for the typical business traveler, but fun to ponder nonetheless.

Schneier writes:

It sounds crazy, but stay with me. Caveat: Don't try this at home if you're not very familiar with whatever encryption product you're using. Failure results in a bricked computer. Don't blame me.

Comments on the post are equally interesting, with several people offering solutions that seem simpler although not foolproof.

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