AMD, Intel put antivirus tech into chips

By on January 9, 2004, 12:46 PM
Advanced Micro Devices and Intel plan to soon release technology that will allow processors to stop many attacks before they occur.

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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