Suspected Killer, Child Molester Encrypts Key Evidence on Computer:
This is a week old, but I missed it the first time around. The Associated Press reports:
Joseph Duncan III is a computer expert who bragged online, days before authorities believe he killed three people in Idaho, about a tell-all journal that would not be accessed for decades, authorities say.According to the article, Duncan is a suspect in a number of murders, several of them children. State investigators have now passed on the computer to the FBI, which will see if it can crack the encryption. (Hat tip: Bruce Schneier)
Duncan, 42, a convicted sex offender, figured technology would catch up in 30 years, "and then the world will know who I really was, and what I really did, and what I really thought," he wrote May 13.
Police seized Duncan's computer equipment from his Fargo apartment last August, when they were looking for evidence in a Detroit Lakes, Minn., child molestation case.
At least one compact disc and a part of his hard drive were encrypted well enough that one of the region's top computer forensic specialists could not access it, The Forum reported Monday.