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 WereCatf on Fri 19th Apr 2013 10:57 UTC in reply to "In the sidebar?"
WereCatf
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2006-02-15

Now this is some real interesting news, about an actual OS, but on OS News it is relegated to the side column?


Well, how much is there to write about it? There isn't much interesting in the implementation details and sure, Thom could've written in length what ASLR and DEP are and how they function, but.. well, that wouldn't really been relevant any longer.

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RE[2]: In the sidebar?
by some1 on Fri 19th Apr 2013 14:07 in reply to "RE: In the sidebar?"
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2010-10-05

Well, how much is there to write about it?

A fair bit, actually. DEP and ASLR are not binary "on/off" features, there are many details to what they actually do in the specific implementation and deployment.

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