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How to disable virtual memory / swap files
Authored by: Arif on Aug 12, '04 09:29:35PM

But encrypting the swap files will surely slow down the perfomance of our memory considerably.

I know its a pain, but this is a tricky topic.

besides, the only way you would be vunerable is if:

1) you had someone intending to hack your computer
2) the hacker had a knowladge of macintosh computers
3) you left your computer unattended, while logged in as admin

remotely, there is fat chance of getting at the swapfile as to view it you would need the admin password, and if he/she has it, then why the hell are they trying to view it in the first place!?



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How to disable virtual memory / swap files
Authored by: GaelicWizard on Aug 12, '04 11:51:43PM

Actually, the symmetric cypher used by OpenBSD to encrypt the swap file is faster than the disk access so there is no performance degradation at all (except under ridiculous load).

JP

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