IE 8 Will Enabled DEP By Default

Microsoft revealed one of the security enhancements that will become a standard part of Internet Explorer 8.

IE 7 included a feature to turn on Data Execution Prevention (DEP) however the settings was turned off by default. Eric Lawrence of IE's security team wrote in the company's blog that IE 8 will make that setting enabled by default on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista SP1 and later.

DEP helps prevent malicious code from running on a system by marking memory pages as non-executable.

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