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By i (Wed Mar 29, 2006 at 01:54:44 AM EST) microsoft, software (all tags)


After you install this update, you cannot interact with ActiveX controls from certain Web pages until these controls are enabled. To enable an ActiveX control, manually click the control.
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Microsoft is keeping ActiveX by cam (2.00 / 0) #1 Wed Mar 29, 2006 at 02:38:05 AM EST
safe for democracy.

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Safe? by i (2.00 / 0) #5 Wed Mar 29, 2006 at 08:42:56 AM EST
As in, locked steel box where you keep your cash and patent certificates?


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Yup by TurboThy (2.00 / 0) #2 Wed Mar 29, 2006 at 03:17:34 AM EST
Gotta love frivolous software patents.
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2k3 was like that by blixco (2.00 / 0) #3 Wed Mar 29, 2006 at 05:09:36 AM EST
for a while, as was (is?) Vista.  You had to approve of the controls.  Once approved, they'd run.  It's like getting prompted about a certificate.  Hell, 99 percent of the target audience will just want to see the $flash_game and click "install and run."  That makes the hack a two-click job now: one click to get to the site, and one to approve of the hack.
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I believe it's not for security. by i (4.00 / 1) #4 Wed Mar 29, 2006 at 08:39:51 AM EST
It's because somebody has some kind of stupid patent and MS rather won't pay them.


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It's the eolas patent by yankeehack (2.00 / 0) #6 Wed Mar 29, 2006 at 01:23:46 PM EST
ComputerWorld article.
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