A bit about the NX bit
"NX protection seems great; it stops viruses dead in their tracks and eliminates those pesky buffer overflows we have been hearing so much about for the last 15 years. Well, maybe not. In fact it seems that NX provides several layers of false security, particularly since it only stops some buffer overflows and whether or not it stops any viruses has yet to be seen yet."
(Submitted by Noel Sat Jan 1, 2005 )
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