PGP swap to disk?
Mon, 13 Sep 1999 18:08:13 -0400 (EDT)
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On Mon, 13 Sep 1999, Art Hampton wrote:
> Is it the case that PGP doesn't address this particular issue, and
> therefore swaps to disk can occur?
Don't use PGP, so I don't know
> What attack is being countered by preventing a swap to disk?
Suppose the machine swaps the area of memory which has your passphrase in
it, and crashes, or does a backup (or anything which will keep that area
of disk intact) before that area is cleaned. This area can now be
attacked for your passphrase.
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