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How to disable virtual memory / swap files
Authored by: olivesoft on Aug 13, '04 12:35:50AM

While the non-secure erase of swap files may be somewhat of a problem, it's kind of hard to pick out the passwords out of mostly random data in the free blocks of a hard disk without already knowing what they are. As for those nasty administrator users snooping, why did you make them administrators in the first place? Besides, even with the VM system disabled, and admin user can still read /dev/mem to read the current contents of memory...

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