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2010.06.28

NX in action

Filed under: Programming — cwright @ 1:49 am

NX, or the No eXecute bit, is an interesting technology that prevents instructions on the stack from getting executed.  The reason for this is security (stack smashing becomes a bit more difficult for a would-be attacker), and the implications are typically few and far between. (more…)

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