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07/28/05 NX no panacea for CPU security, claims researcher - EETimes
"AMD has touted EVP within its
64-bit Athlon processors as a security technology that lets "you enjoy peace of mind." But chip vendors haven't portrayed NX as a panacea. AMD, for instance, calls EVP a "preventative measure" that won't prevent malicious code attacks, but will make them "localized, short-lived, and non-contagious.""

02/27/05
'No Execute' Flag Waves Off Buffer Attacks - Washington Post
"Pour a 12-ounce can of soda into an eight-ounce glass, and you've got spilled soda and a sticky mess. Hackers know this principle, too. But when they apply it in crafting viruses and worms, the mess is a lot harder to clean up -- and, until recently, to prevent.  These exceedingly common "buffer overflow" exploits are one of the most common ways computers get infected by viruses and worms, from the "Great Internet Worm" of 1988 to 2003's Blaster"

10/0904
Intel Celeron D LGA 775 "J" Edition with NX Feature now selling in Japan - Akiba PC Holine

08/23/04
Virus targets 64-bit Windows - CNET
"The virus, dubbed W64.Shruggle by Symantec, seems mainly to be an experiment to test the concept of a 64-bit infecter and is not actively spread, said Alfred Huger, senior director of security at Symantec."

08/19/04
AMD Responds To Students' Back-To-School PC Technology Needs For Better Security
AMD Athlon 64 processors feature the Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP) capability, which combined with Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) and properly enabled, protects the computerís operating system and applications against certain malicious viruses, computer worms and Trojan horses.* This security component is not available on any other desktop or mobile processor on the market today, making AMD Athlon 64 processors the premier choice for comprehensive security encompassing both PC hardware and software components.


















08/09/04
AMD Fortifies PC Security Protection For Businesses And Consumers
Every
AMD Athlon 64 FX-53, AMD Athlon 64 mobile and desktop, and Mobile AMD Sempron processor customer can now use the built-in EVP capability when enabled by Windows XP SP2. For businesses and enterprises using the AMD Opteron processor, EVP will be enabled with the upcoming release of Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2003 for 64-bit Extended Systems.

08/09/04
AMD says its chips can boost PC security - CNET
"EVP, which AMD put into place while designing the chips, which it launched in September 2003, has enabled the chipmaker to beat Intel to the punch when it comes to capitalizing on the
Windows enhancements."

01/08/04
AMD, Intel put antivirus tech into chips - CNET
"Execution Protection by AMD, technology contained in AMD's Athlon 64 chips, prevents a buffer overflow, a common method used to attack computers. A buffer overflow essentially overwhelms a computer's defense systems and then inserts a malicious program in memory that the processor subsequently executes. "
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