Microsoft confirms that all versions of IE have critical new bug

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Pennywise, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. Pennywise

    Pennywise Guest

    "An ActiveX control can be an extremely insecure way to provide a
    feature. Because it is a Component Object Model (COM) object, it can
    do anything the user can do from that computer. It can read from and
    write to the registry, and it has access to the local file system.
    From the moment a user downloads an ActiveX control, the control may
    be vulnerable to attack because any Web application on the Internet
    can repurpose it, that is, use the control for its own ends whether
    sincere or malicious."

    This link is always changing, but the above can be found by digging

    You want to use I.E. that's your right, I won't touch it.

    Yes I am, but that's not the point
    You have no clue what I do and don't know.
    Pennywise, Dec 15, 2008
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    Evan Platt Guest

    Anything chucktard says is wrong full stop.
    Evan Platt, Dec 15, 2008
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  3. Hey, there's a good reason to not use Windows at all! :)
    That makes good sense, except you can never be sure that your trusted
    source hasn't been hacked by one of those dubious guys you mention.
    Windows was a much friendlier place before so many bad guys discovered
    they could use ActiveX for nasty things, and that the masses would
    happily install them.
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Dec 15, 2008
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    Pennywise Guest

    I've very familiar with ActiveX.

    I bet your also the type that allows autorun/autoplay as well.
    Pennywise, Dec 15, 2008
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    Pennywise Guest

    Pennywise, Dec 16, 2008
  6. Anyone got a link to the registry hack M$ is reccomending for this?
    I just saw the story on slashdot and realised me mums lappy has IE7.
    §ñühw¤£f, Dec 16, 2008
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    ® Guest

    There's always Firefox ( Version
    3.0.5 has just been released.
    ®, Dec 17, 2008
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    chuckcar Guest

    I'm not one of the ones here that jumps on every other post and accuses it
    of being nonsence. There's idiots here that can't understand ideas beyond
    them and don't have the sense to even spot them. There's also people who
    think you *have* to prove every post is valid with a web reference.

    Anyways, I would have preferred the actual bytes as opposed to KB. Perhaps
    the mem comand still gives it that way. I won't question your honesty if
    you don't question my efforts to provide valid fixes that some in here
    have no clue about. Deal?
    You're pretty easily conned aren't you? If you want to see consistantly
    wrong, take a look at Beauregard or Evan's posts.
    chuckcar, Dec 17, 2008
  9. Guess I have to train somwon to use FF then :)
    §ñühwØ£f, Dec 17, 2008
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    Pennywise Guest

    Chucktard your running Win98 you have no clue what Perfmon is or does.

    Else you would of asked for a log of the ram over a period of time, no
    ciphering needed.
    Pennywise, Dec 18, 2008
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    Aardvark Guest

    Study the above two words which you typed. Ponder on the meanings of
    these words. Having done that state which is the one you consistently

    FYI, HTH and HAND.
    Aardvark, Dec 18, 2008
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