An OnlyKey User’s Guide to Traveling Internationally with Your Digital Privacy Intact

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An OnlyKey User’s Guide to Traveling Internationally with Your Digital Privacy Intact

For background information on plausible deniability with OnlyKey read the previous post here first.

Step 1. Purchase an OnlyKey

Step 2. Follow instructions in the Quick Start Guide to set it up

Step 3. Create an encrypted backup of your OnlyKey (And your backup key)

Step 4. Load the International Travel Edition on your OnlyKey

Step 5. Set up some real looking accounts, or just save some accounts you don’t really care about on your OnlyKey.

Step 6. Head to the border, your OnlyKey does no encryption and if they want to force you to give up your passwords just give them the PIN and access to all of the accounts that you don’t care about them.

Step 7. Once you get back home just load the Standard Edition on your OnlyKey and restore your actual accounts from your encrypted backup.

But wait can I access my real accounts while in the country I am traveling to?

The answer here is it depends.

Yes, the technology is there, you can technically travel with the Standard Edition OnlyKey in plausible deniability mode or load this once you arrive in country and restore your real accounts.

But, depending on the country, there are cases where this may not be a good idea.

  • Is encryption illegal there?
  • What happens if a traveler is caught with something that uses encryption? Is it confiscated or is there worse things that might happen?
  • And finally, Rubber-hose cryptanalysis