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Re: Credentials held unencrypted in memory during runtime

From: Andre.Ziegler <MagicAndre1981_at_live.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2011 05:01:12 -0700 (PDT)

>
> I think the issue is simply that when the program (TProc) exits, that
> physical memory is freed and can then be allocated to another process.
> If it contains sensitive information then the second process, which
> may be completely unrelated, can see it.

Windows has a Zero Memory Manager Thread which overrides all freed RAM
with Zeros to avoid such things. Check Process Explorer or
Processhacker to see this.

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