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Re: How to protect a file from debugging
Oliver Welter <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Ok here is what I am planing:
> I have an application, lets say a simple text editor, that is used to
> read/write sensitive information.
> Now I start gdb, attach it to the process and call "gcore" which - for
> my understanding - dumps the entire memory of the process to a file. So
> the core dump reveals my secret data.
Why is that a problem? You are one only reading the same secret data
that you just entered yourself in the editor.
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