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posted on Mar, 6 2006 @ 10:19 PM
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An ad or some ads are triggering my Active X download warning system here at ATS. Given the danger Active X presents, is this a good idea?


Active X controls can not harm you if you run Unix. However, they represent a serious risk to web clients on a Windows system. Active X controls, which are nothing more than arbitrary executables, are downloaded from the web and run. Even when they do not run unless digitally signed by a trusted publisher it has been shown that one can become a publisher by pretending to be Microsoft. The Active X security model is based on the notion that if code is signed, it should be trusted. I would recommend not installing Active X and/or turning Active X off.

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posted on Mar, 6 2006 @ 10:27 PM
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As has been covered on numerous occasions, the ActiveX attempted is for the installation of Flash.

Is there a reason why you're not using the complaint form, or U2Uing me directly?


[edit on 7-3-2006 by SkepticOverlord]



posted on Mar, 6 2006 @ 10:32 PM
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No. I didn't think it was classified topic. Sorry.



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