[tbb-bugs] #17367 [Tor Browser]: Swap files can contain evidence of browsing history

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#17367: Swap files can contain evidence of browsing history
 Reporter:  arthuredelstein  |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect           |         Status:  new
 Priority:  Medium           |      Milestone:
Component:  Tor Browser      |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal           |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  tbb-disk-leak    |  Actual Points:
Parent ID:  #17208           |         Points:
  Sponsor:                   |

Comment (by yawning):

 Yeah, anything modern supports encrypted swap.  Dunno what people on XP
 should do (one of the Truecrypt replacements maybe).  Windows does not
 have `mlockall()` so you get to do things the hard way with
 `VirtualLock()` (or `VirtualAlloc()`.

 I still stand by "this should be up to the user to solve, perhaps with a
 list of recommendations for various platforms in the documentation
 somewhere that no one will ever read".

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/17367#comment:3>
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