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AMD chips include buffer overflow protection

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Advanced Micro Devices Inc.’s Opteron and Athlon 64 processors can detect a commonly used attack against PCs connected to the Internet and render it harmless by blocking malicious code from executing, AMD said this week. "Known as Execution Protection, the feature detects an attacker’s attempt to overflow a buffer - a temporary holding place for data in a processor - with more data than that buffer can hold."

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