[Twisted-Python] Erasing strings from memory?

Paul Swartz z3p at twistedmatrix.com
Sun Nov 10 12:13:37 EST 2002

I'm working on a SSH client/server for Twisted, 
and some of the things the client needs to work 
with are passwords both for login and for private 
keys, and then the decrypted keys.  Obviously, 
storing these in memory leads to the possibility 
of acessing them and thereby compromising the 
user.  Is there a way to overwrite the data, or 
otherwise erase it from memory?

     Paul Swartz
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