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How to disable virtual memory / swap files
Authored by: jcenters on Aug 12, '04 11:31:02AM

Couldn't you just edit the rc script to securely delete the swapfiles at startup? This seems like it help close a big part of the security hole without borking the system.



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How to disable virtual memory / swap files
Authored by: darkhalf on Aug 12, '04 07:32:03PM

It would only be removed at boot and get rebuilt with use. The entire time the machine is powered off, it is still vulnerable as long as you don't let the machine get to the point of running the rc.

It would be more wise to wipe it at halt. But that wouldn't stop the fact that it's plain insecure while you're using it.



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