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End Buffer-Manipulation Exploit Threats

By forcing instructions to have permission from the OS before they can be executed, this technology should end threats from buffer-manipulation exploits that force unauthorized code past antivirus software into executable memory.

And this strategy is just getting started: Both Transmeta and Via Technologies plan to include the technology on future chips. Linux will get the benefit first, but life is going to get more difficult for worm writers across the spectrum--a very good thing indeed.