A modified version of GnuPG
pgut001 at cs.auckland.ac.nz
Thu May 23 05:17:01 CEST 2002
"Max V. Zinal" <Zlat0 at mail.ru> writes:
>When I said "secure memory" I was going to say "VirtualLock under Windows
>NT/2000/XP", which keeps you absolutely safe unless you have a Terminal Server
>with an evil-minded admin, or remote desktop connection with 'Debug'
>if we are talking about Win9x/ME (which should be called 'Mustdie Edition', I
>think), even with VirtualLock you cannot be absolutely shure.
VirtualLock() has anything from a marginal chance of preventing swapping (best-
case) to a chance of greatly increasing swapping (worst-case). Under Win9x it
does nothing at all (it's a no-op). It's nothing like "absolutely safe". See
e.g. http://www.cryptoapps.com/~peter/06_random.pdf, somewhere towards the end.
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