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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by Vanders on Sun 21st Apr 2013 13:39 UTC in reply to "RE: In the sidebar?"
Vanders
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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.

ASLR and DEP can also help developers find bugs: things like dangling pointers to unreferenced memory quickly become apparent, for example.

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