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DDR memory technology has to be "refreshed" continuously by the memory controller in order to prevent the data from decaying into an unreliable state. Essentially, each "cell" of memory is a small capacitor which can be charged or not charged (representing 0 or 1). When you power down, the memory is no longer being refreshed, so that charge leaks out. The ...


A lot of analysis tools look for known data structures (i.e., patterns) in memory that indicate a particular type of information. For instance, malloc'd memory has header (and sometimes trailer) data that point forward and backward in memory to adjacent memory. Free'd memory pointers can jump around in memory if they aren't consolidated/coalesced. Windows ...

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