[clug] Ubuntu encrypted file systems

Peter Barker pbarker at barker.dropbear.id.au
Fri Aug 21 16:57:19 MDT 2009

On Fri, 21 Aug 2009, David Tulloh wrote:

> Argh, my bad.  On further reading kernel reading is never swapped so your 
> disk decryption key would be safe*.
> Your email password, ssh keys and open files are still accessible though.

Various programs lock the pages on which they store passphrases and other 
sensitive stuff.  See the "BUGS" section in "man gpg".  I do not know 
which of the examples you give there are covered by my point, 'though.

> David

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