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.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Keeping passwords safe from cracking

A group of researchers from Purdue University in Indiana have come up with an effective and easy-to-implement solution for protecting passwords from attackers.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Fri, May 22nd
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //