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Re: credentials in memory

From: Daniel Stenberg via curl-library <>
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2022 13:41:08 +0200 (CEST)

On Fri, 30 Sep 2022, Stefan Eissing wrote:

> I know of threee patterns to solve this problem (and increase usability as a side effect):

Those methods transfer the data to another process, and that is certainly even
more safe since then the sensitive data is not even present in the heap of the
first process.

But: introducing a second process or a daemon or something for this purpose,
while safer, would be a significant new factor and complication that would
basically prevent a huge portion of our users from using it.

I think a simpler first step could be to just "scramble" the data while
"long-term stored" in memory.

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Received on 2022-09-30