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summary: Discard sensitive material in Pageant on hibernation
class: wish: This is a request for an enhancement.
difficulty: fun: Just needs tuits, and not many of them.
priority: low: We aren't sure whether to fix this or not.

It's been suggested that Pageant (and anything else storing private key material long-term) should forget (wipe) all its unencrypted keys when a system hibernates, to avoid them being stored to disk; it should at least reload the keys and ask for passphrases again after a hibernation. Apparently the windows messages BT_APMQUERYSUSPEND and PBT_APMSUSPEND would be useful here.

Low priority because:

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(last revision of this bug record was at 2004-11-16 15:27:00 +0000)