New NX APIs added to Vista SP1, XP SP3 and Windows Server 2008
In the interests of helping secure the platform, we want more people to opt-in to using Data Execution Prevention (aka DEP aka NX), and we have lowered the barrier to entry for application developers in Windows Vista SP1, Windows XP SP3 and Windows Server 2008.
We've added some new APIs that allow a developer to set DEP on their process at runtime rather than using linker options. The new APIs also give developers some more flexibility if your application uses an older version of the Active Template Library (ATL.) Before I explain the new APIs, let me give you a little history behind ATL and NX.
At Michael Howard's blog.
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