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  1. #1
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    Is Data Execution Prevention (DEP) available for Symbian platform?

    Hello,

    The new ArMv6 architecture supports the XN (Execute Never) bit which could be useful for marking a page non-executable. Microsoft uses similar bit (NX-No Execute) to implement Data Execution Prevention (DEP) to safeguard against stack/heap overflow.

    Just wondering if Symbian also supports such a thing? If yes, from which release and if no, is there any plan for doing such a feature?

    Regards,
    Subhransu

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    Re: Is Data Execution Prevention (DEP) available for Symbian platform?

    You can try asking this on http://developer.symbian.org - using a highly non-scientific approach I would say that the most recent build target is called ARMV5 in Symbian SDK-s, but that is only a name after all.

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