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No.3964

I'm going to be flying for the first time ever soon, and I was hoping for some advice on laptop or electronics security for my OS, to keep TSA agents from snooping on me mainly.

  No.3966

Just make sure your stuff is encrypted and turned off. There's a 99.99% chance TSA doesn't give a fuarrrk about you and doesn't want to sniff your stuff. And even if they do, they can't force you to hand over your encryption keys without reasonable cause, in which case you're probably a terrorist and don't belong on Lainchan, or you're a VIP in which case you should be asking your secretary to find this out for you.

I've been through TSA dozens of times without any sort of incident or even them searching my laptop. I just bring it in my carry-on and mess around with my Linux install on the plane, reading all of the different man pages and learning about the kernel and stuff. (I'm a jew so I don't fly on planes with WiFi)

  No.3967

>>3966
Oh, and when I say turned off, I Just mean while you're going through the security check. The reasoning being that if you ARE actually an important person or they have reason to search you, your laptop will have the encryption keys stored in RAM when it's on, meaning it's vulnerable to having the RAM frozen and dissected by a CERT group.

  No.3991

>>3967
>side channel attacks
GOOD LUCK DUMPING MY RAM WHEN I POUR MY COFFEE INTO MY LAPTOP

On a serious note, always power off your devices.
Can't they subpoena you for your passwords? IIRC they've done that a few times over the past few years.

  No.3993

>>3991
you can't legally be compelled to incriminate yourself, but then again police generally don't give a soykaf about the law and especially in airports.

  No.3994

>>3993
You are correct after all!

There was a court case at the SCOTUS in 2012
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Key_disclosure_law#United_States