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    SubjectRe: 64bit port
    Followup to:  <E10dUur-0001vY-00@devel2.axiom.internal>
    By author: David Woodhouse <>
    In newsgroup:
    > said:
    > > the 64bit kernel is able to run 64bit applications as well (first
    > > distributions with 64bit apps should be coming soon though).
    > Does that mean the security problems with 64-bit code have been solved?
    > The last I heard was that there were UltraSPARC bugs which made it
    > undesirable to allow users to run 64-bit code, and Sun weren't
    > giving out enough information to make a workaround.

    I think that was only UltraSPARC I.

    "The user's computer downloads the ActiveX code and simulates a 'Blue
    Screen' crash, a generally benign event most users are familiar with
    and that would not necessarily arouse suspicions."
    -- Security exploit description on

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