spyro at f2s.com
Tue Jan 6 09:09:39 PST 2004
On Tue, 06 Jan 2004 11:03:36 +0000
Andy Bennett <andyjpb at ashurst.eu.org> wrote:
> Encrypting only what is sensitive show attackers where to concentrate
> their efforts. With mathematically unbreakable codes (which do exist)
> any amount of data is unhelpful.
With a mathematically unbreakable code it doesnt matter if they know where to concentrate their efforts or not, either, does it?
Im not convinced a truely 'unbreakable' code exists anyhow.
> An example of a mathematically unbreakable code is one where the key is
> the same length as the data being encrypted.
yeah, and also totally useless for encrypting a harddisc - where are you going to generate 200GB of truely random entropy ?
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