"A wave of bugs in the plug-in technology used by Microsoft Corp.’s Internet Explorer browser has some security experts, including those at US-CERT, recommending that users disable all ActiveX controls.
The U. S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, put it bluntly in advisories posted in the last two days: "US-CERT encourages users to disable ActiveX controls as described in the Securing Your Web Browser document," the organization recommended.
US-CERT’s advice was prompted by multiple vulnerabilities in high-profile ActiveX components used by members of Facebook and MySpace and by users of Yahoo Inc.’s music services." – Content courtesy of Security pros: Kill ActiveX
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