[tor-bugs] #17367 [Applications/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:  Applications/Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Major                     |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  tbb-disk-leak             |  Actual Points:
Parent ID:  #17208                    |         Points:
 Reviewer:                            |        Sponsor:

Comment (by arthuredelstein):

 Replying to [comment:12 yawning]:

 > I still stand by this being a user education problem.  The only OSes
 that don't have support for having the OS handle swap encryption are

 So maybe Tor Browser could include a check to see if swap encryption is
 enabled, and if not, show a warning to the user and either offer to turn
 it on (if possible) or display instructions on how to turn it on for the
 given OS.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/17367#comment:13>
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