Teenager Jailed for 4 Months for Refusing to Tell Police His Password

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You're constantly warned to change passwords often, and to never reveal your passwords—but what happens when the police requests your computer password? If you've already been arrested for kiddyporn, it's a good idea to hand it over.

Refusing to tell police his 50-character long password has landed English 19-year-old Oliver Drage in prison, but as he was arrested last year for possessing images of underage sexual exploitation, he had more serious problems you could say.


His sentence was handed down to him this past Monday, and he's now been carted off to a young person's institute to serve out the next 16 weeks in solitude. Police are reportedly still trying to guess his password. [BBC via The Register]