Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 27th May 2006 17:26 UTC, submitted by Ricus
Windows "Windows Vista Beta 2 includes a new defense against buffer overrun exploits called address space layout randomization. Not only is it in Beta 2, it's on by default too. Now before I continue, I want to level set ASLR. It is not a panacea, it is not a replacement for insecure code, but when used in conjunction with other technologies, which I will explain shortly, it is a useful defense because it makes Windows systems look 'different' to malware, making automated attacks harder." On a related note, Microsoft is having difficulties in reaching parity between the 64bit and 32bit version of Vista concerning the amount of drivers shipped.
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anonymous_coward
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2005-11-15

Other features in Hardened Gentoo Linux are:
PIC (Position Independent Code)
PIE/SSP (Position Independent Executable)/(Stack Smashing Protector)
MAC (Mandatory Access Control)


These all features are available by default in FC-5, too ;) (ASLR is done by Exec Shield)
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Security/Features

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netpython Member since:
2005-07-06

And it's all there by default.you don't have to compile anything:)

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