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Remember how much time we spent in the '90s worrying about the FBI trying to bypass encryption? This is the first time I know of that law enforcement has been unable to gain access to computer files.
about this story
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -- In addition to being a triple murderer and pedophile, Joseph Edward Duncan III is a computer expert who may have kept graphic evidence of his crimes on his laptop.
But the FBI's top hackers apparently have been unable to break through Duncan's security encryption, and the plea bargain Duncan's lawyers struck says the key must only be shared with his defense lawyer. ...
On Monday, Duncan, 43, pleaded guilty in state court to killing three people -- Brenda Groene; her 13-year-old son, Slade; and her boyfriend, Mark McKenzie -- at a home outside this northern Idaho city so he could kidnap 9-year-old Dylan Groene and his 8-year-old sister for sex.
At least they solved the case without the computer. It appears that they just want the computer out of some morbid curiosity.
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