AMD provides on-chip security

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AMD has formally announced they are introducing enhanced virus protection security technology embedded in all AMD64 processors which in combination with Microsoft's Data Execution Prevention in the upcoming Windows XP SP2 will help to render some viruses, specifically buffer overrun exploits, inoperable and prevent them from replicating and spreading to other systems.

On a semi-related note, Bill Gates has 'predicted' the death of the password as a security measure.

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