[fpc-pascal] Processing passwords etc.
wkitty42 at windstream.net
Fri Apr 11 20:50:41 CEST 2014
On 4/11/2014 4:10 AM, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:
> Using a memory manager would reliably wipe strings etc. when reallocated (i.e
> rather than when an assignment didn't trigger reallocation). On the other hand
> it would have the overhead of also overwriting blocks that the user knew were
> being freed and could audit first, as well as stuff that was being freed as part
> of the RTL operation.
> It's that latter case- where the RTL is copying something without the user being
> aware- that I think is significant.
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