For better security, keep an eye on ActiveX

Thursday, 30 June 2005, 1:15 AM EST

You probably have encountered ActiveX controls on the Internet. Web pages that play music probably use them. ActiveX controls also can open Windows Media movies or Microsoft Word documents inside a browser window.

Microsoft developed ActiveX to provide an interactive Web experience, but these controls pose a serious security threat that outweighs their benefits. So it's important to take steps to protect your computer and data from these threats.

By Kim Komando at The Detroit News.

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