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Tech sector meekly waves arms in another bid to get Oz to amend its crypto-busting laws

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Re: "Is this what you wanted to see?"

Except in truecrypt's case you could. The first N bytes of each encrypted volume, hidden or not were a known value encrypted with the chosen algorithm (so it could detect which algorithm was used)

Of course you could say that it was a pure coincidence that the big block of random number filled "unused" space on your drive happened to begin with the AES encryption of "truecrypt" - but it probably would be enough to get a warrant.

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