Secure Memory and Applications

Georg Lutz
Wed, 24 Jan 2001 00:45:32 +0100


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As described in the docs Gnupg itself uses secure, not swapped memory.
So the private key should be rather safe, even if someone steals my

But how can I use an application like vim, having the plaintext only
in memory and not swapped on the disk?

Is there , apart from crypted filesystems, an possible software-solution on GNU/Linux, perhaps something like a wrapper which executes the editor in a "safe" memory area?


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