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Yes, it's possible. The WCE product you reference works by scraping passwords directly out of memory. That method also works in Linux; a rootkit which has unfettered access to memory and can hook system calls can extract passwords from there - consider this example, which can steal username and password pairs Both solutions are limited in that they can ...


I agree with @Xander's comment. However, if a process really needs heightened security it shouldn't run on a shared system. Instead allocate dedicated resources with strict access controls.

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