Friday, October 28, 2005

IBM is working to eliminate the need for Anti-Virus apps

This Techworld.com article is about AXE (Assured eXecution Environment) which is kernel level execution control. With it in place, unauthorized code simply cannot run.

While not here yet, neither is this the sort of press conference "pie in the sky" we hear so often. Instead, it is a real and progressive effort to provide us, the users, with protection. More power to them.

Jack

1 comment:

  1. Secure? Maybe... Scary? VERY!

    What is it that decides what can run, and what cannot ? If I write a
    program, do I have to have it approved by IBM or some consortium before I
    can execute it on my own computer ? Does this really protect us, or just
    mean one more finger in the pie of controling what I can run on my computer?

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