Taming Internet Explorer Browser Plug-Ins

Poorly designed ActiveX controls can be an extremely potent weapon for cyber crooks, since most ActiveX controls distributed with third party software are marked “safe for scripting.” This means that they will run when invoked and without requiring the user’s permission. As a result, any Web page can use the control and its methods, which in many cases includes the ability to download and execute potentially hostile code.

The 1.5 Beta version of the AxBan, developed by Errata Security, is available from this link here. When you start the program, it will warn you that using AxBan changes the system registry and to proceed at your own risk.

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2008/06/taming_internet_explorer_brows_1.html

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