Implications of using insecure memory

Malte Gell malte.gell at
Mon Oct 4 19:49:13 CEST 2004

On Monday 04 October 2004 04:56, shatadal at wrote:
> Quoting Atom 'Smasher' <atom at>:
> > i dunno about windoze, but on *nix you can solve this by setuid-ing
> > the gpg binary... that would force it to only use secure memory
> > (RAM) and not write to disk swap.
> I use windows. Does that mean that I should not use gpg on windows?
> Or should I install some utility to wipe the disc swap space and use
> it every time after I have used gpg? Could you point me to any
> program which does this?

You can tell Windows to clean the swap file with a simple registry 
entry, see
But this is really only a minor issue concerning the severe 
vulnerabilities that emerged over the last few years.


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