[RC5] After what time period does information loss its sensitivity?

Lionel Elie Mamane Lionel_Mamane at csi.com
Sun Jun 6 21:18:06 EDT 1999


Tom Goulet wrote:

> Firstly, there are many things that never lose it's sensitivity.
> Example:  Coca-Cola's secret recipe.

OK, that may never lose it's sensivity, but ...

> Example:  Secret, private letters to your significant other.
> Example:  Messages sent to or from your attorney that could possibly be
>           incriminating.

Those lose their sensivity after YOUR lifespan, or your children's. So
something like 100 or 150 years should be enough for those, or am I wrong?

For the comment what does it cost to encrypt it more secure than needed, I

Lionel Mamane

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