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In the meantime you can use PGP disk
Authored by: hamarkus on Aug 12, '04 06:19:43PM

About a month ago there was a discussion on macintouch.com about security implications of the non-encrypted swap files (search the NEWS pages for swap AND encrypt).

There people recommended using PGP disk (instead of FileVault if I understood it correctly). It is erasing all pass phrases from memory directly after using them which should prevent them from ending up in a swap file.
http://www.pgp.com/products/desktop/comparison.html



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PGP disk works great but.....
Authored by: hard-mac on Aug 12, '04 07:51:50PM

While PGP disk works great and I definately reccomnend it as a better replacement to those using FileVault (swap on or not). Using PGP Vault does still not adress all the other security concerns with using vm swap. Keychain login passwords and more are all written to swap plain text.

As I said above, this hint is for those people who need a higher level of security and is not for everyone.

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