Acer laptops in ActiveX security scare


A security blogger has raised concerns that Acer laptops are wide open to attack from an ActiveX flaw. Tan Chew Keong has warned that Acer's laptops contain an ActiveX control that could allow a webpage to execute a malicious program.

"Recently, I noticed that my Acer TravelMate 4150 notebook contains the LunchApp.APlunch ActiveX control, which is marked as 'safe for scripting' and 'safe for initializing from persistent data'," he said.

Closer inspection revealed that the ActiveX control was part of the suite of applications included as standard in Acer notebooks. Acer laptops in ActiveX security scare - Security - www.itnews.com.au

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 10th January 2007 10:35PM