Linked by Dareka on Fri 19th Apr 2013 10:40 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives "Starting with hrev45522, address space layout randomization (ASLR) and data execution prevention (DEP) are available in Haiku. These two features, which have actually become a standard in any modern OS, make it much harder to exploit any vulnerability that may be present in an application running on Haiku, thus generally improving system security."
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RE: In the sidebar?
by bassbeast on Sun 21st Apr 2013 00:14 UTC in reply to "In the sidebar?"
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Uhhh...how EXACTLY is this interesting? ASLR and DEP are fine and dandy for OSes that are being actively targeted but for haiku this is as useless as tits on a boar hog as we say down here.

So if you are happy they have that checkbox on a bulletpoint? Then I'm happy for you, I really am. But I bet you could scan the web for the next year and not find a virus targeting haiku that ASLR and DEP would protect against, hell you'd be lucky to find a single bug that would run on it at all.

Sometimes security by obscurity actually does work and unless they have made a deal with some OEM to sell haiku boxes I don't really see a point in this other than filling in a checkbox on a list, i really don't.

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