Intel Ships processors with enhanced security capabilities
Intel said it had been shipping central processing units with security capability called XD-bit for some time, while a number of retailers began to supply the chips to end-users.
ďAll the [microprocessor] parts with the ď-JĒ designator have XD bit and have been shipping for several weeks now,Ē an Intelís spokesman told X-bit labs. Execute Disable bit a security feature that protects certain system memory data regions from insertion and execution of potentially harmful code, that is also referred as NX-bit and works only in conjunction with Windows XP operating systems that feature Service Pack 2.
By Anton Shilov at X-Bit.
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