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23. 1998 (webmaster)
Bericht über die Unsicherheit von ActiveX-Applets


You all might have heard of the Chaos Computer Control (how Microsoft put it). This ActiveX control is a small program being sucked into your PC by Microsoft Internet Explorer without your knowledge and without a chance for you to do anything against it except for switching off ActiveX completely (or change your browser). Once in your system, the control (you might call it a virus) can do whatever it wants to do with your computer.

If you want to get the whole story, try this:

To get an idea what all this fuss is about and why Microsoft had to send out a letter informing their Internet Explorer customers of a potential security hole in their browser, we are collecting links to other storys about it here.

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