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  An Unencrypted Look at FileVault
Subject:   Vault and the swapfile
Date:   2004-01-11 12:14:16
From:   anonymous2
Response to: Vault and the swapfile

Now I don't recomend this to anyone really, but I when I sent a powermac g4 in for repairs, what I did, is I logged in as root, and used secure delete on the swap file. restarted the computer and let it recreate the swap file. Now this could be a VERY incorrect way of doing this. But it doesn't appear to have damaged my mac os x installtion. Do I do this often no, only once. But i don't think it would hurt if you were going to sell the computer, or send it in for repairs. Let me know if I am mistaken.