secrets lying around on the HD

Per Tunedal Casual pt at
Tue Apr 13 14:55:33 CEST 2004

At 13:43 2004-04-13, you wrote:
 >On Tue, 13 Apr 2004 12:57:53 +0200, Per Tunedal Casual said:
 >> I happened to notice that WinPT left some unencrypted temp-files on the HD.
 >> Is this causes by WinPT-tray or GPG? I found a setting "don't use any
 >> temp-files" in WinPT. Is there a similar option on GPG? What will actually
 >> happen when you encrypt a file? A very large file?
 >A design goal of GnuPG is not to use temporary files.  You migtht
 >encounter temporary files with GnuPG on some platforms, but those are
 >only used for communication between gpg and the keyserver modules -
 >that data is public anyway.
 >Don't known about WinPT.
 >  Werner

What about virtual memory (SWAP-files) in Windows?
Per Tunedal

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