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Self Destruction Veracrypt Headers?

Topics: Feature Requests
Nov 12, 2015 at 5:02 PM
Hello. I was wondering if it were possible to implement something like LUKS Nuke for Veracrypt.
It would allow hiding of sensitive data and in the event that you are being forced to reveal something. The destruct password can remove and destroy critical components of the container or encryption
Nov 12, 2015 at 8:18 PM
Traditional answer to such suggestion is as follows:

A serious attacker will never perform cryptanalysis (i.e., attempts to decrypt the container without the knowledge of the key) using the same hardware and software as that used by the owner of the encrypted container. He will use his own program, on his own computer, and this would never have such feature implemented.

However, in today's circumstances of mass deployment of cryptography combined with ever more common "ad hoc" demand for decryption (for instance, "fishing expedition" requests to mount containers at the point of immigration/customs inspection of a laptop at an airport) such feature is not as much out of place as it would have been in the times past.