Suggestion: Leaky temp directory with encrypted home directories
Lucian Adrian Grijincu
lucian.grijincu at gmail.com
Fri Jul 2 14:26:19 UTC 2010
On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 5:22 PM, Ansgar Burchardt <ansgar at 43-1.org> wrote:
>> Ubuntu. For this reason, I usually put my /tmp in a tmpfs in memory
>> (on systems where I have a few GB of memory).
> This is not always true. Contents of a tmpfs can be swapped to disk
> and you might thus leak information when you rely on the fact that
> contents of a tmpfs will never be written to permanent storage.
Well if you've got several GB of memory you can dispense of swap
altogether, can't you?
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