"...hand passwords over..."
What exactly does this mean?
Code books don't have a password:
- "The fox has gone to earth" meaning "Scarper"
- "The owl has got the mouse" meaning "New message in dead letter box"
- ......and so on
Do I need to turn over the code book?.......plain text, no cipher, no password!!
Then there are "book" ciphers....no password...do I have to disclose my specially written document?
Then there are one-time pads.....do I have to hand anything over?
Does the "private key" used in PGP count as a "password"?
Seems that Jonathan Hall might need some convoluted "lawyering" to translate the work "password" into an authority to attempt to crack LOTS of possible obfuscation!!!!