[fpc-pascal] Processing passwords etc.

waldo kitty wkitty42 at windstream.net
Fri Apr 11 20:49:39 CEST 2014

On 4/11/2014 5:03 AM, Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
> The main point is that in FPC you can install a memory manager that wipes out
> any memory when getting or releasing it, if you want to make your software more
> secure that way.

how would one go about doing this? i learned in my TP3/6 days to use fillchar on 
everything to ensure that it was filled with 0x00... especially my data files... 
when looking at them with a hex editor, my OCD would hit strongly because the 
data file was "not clean and holding only my data"...

i don't know how one would go about cleaning released memory as someone else 
asked about (eg: extending an array or string or etc)... once the memory is 
released, it is no longer accessible, right?

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