Intel Ships processors with enhanced security capabilities

Tuesday, 12 October 2004, 10:48 AM EST

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.

“All the [microprocessor] parts with the “-J” designator have XD bit and have been shipping for several weeks now,” an Intel’s 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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