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Pupeno pupeno at
Fri Sep 27 07:30:35 BST 2002

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On Friday 27 September 2002 02:15, Ryan Cumming wrote:
> On September 26, 2002 15:01, Pupeno wrote:
> > On Thursday 26 September 2002 17:44, Marc Mutz wrote:
> > > You can, however, (try to) prevent the passphrase from being written to
> > > disk by swapping. Memory can effectively be wiped. Disks cannot. What
> > > was written to disk can still be recovered after hundreds of
> > > consecutive writes.
> >
> > By wipping it won't prevent from swapping and ending up on disk, I don't
> > know aobut a core dump.
> If the password is no longer in memory, it can't be swapped.
But while it's in memory.
Supouse I write the password in a KPasswordEdit and then run OpenOffice (sorry 
folks, just joking) or something like that, and everything ends up swapped. 
the contents of KPasswordEdit (without my patch) would end up swapped or I'm 
missing something important here.
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