Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Mon 11th Aug 2008 16:13 UTC, submitted by gonzo
Privacy, Security, Encryption Ars Technica has analyzed recently publicized Vista's security flaws. "Unfortunate, yes, but not as was reported in the immediate aftermath of the presentation evidence that Vista's security is useless, nor does this work constitute a major security issue. And it's not game over, either. Sensationalism sells, and there's no news like bad news, but sometimes particularly when covering security issues, it would be nice to see accuracy and level-headedness instead. ... Furthermore, these attacks are specifically on the buffer overflow protections; they do not circumvent the IE Protected Mode sandbox, nor Vista's (in)famous UAC restrictions."
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RE[4]: Comment by Soulbender
by netpython on Tue 12th Aug 2008 13:48 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Soulbender"
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* Hardware based NX (No eXecute, also known as DEP) support is enabled for Stack and Heap since SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 on:
o all AMD64/EM64T processors.
o on x86 machines using the "bigsmp" kernel and the processor being able to support the NX bit."

There aren't a lot of CPU's these days that doesn't support hardware NX and 64-bit.

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