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LinusCDE
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M$ even admitted that ActiveX was not safe. They at least accepted the problem.
But just saying the the user: "Cool features = get hacked" is stupid.

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  • 2
    And then fail to verify themselves.
    But that's admittedly veeery old.
  • 1
    ActiveX gives you access to windows and folder directories, so yes, this can be used with ease with malicious intent.

    But on the other hand, scripting processes with this was a dream for personal use 🙃

    For example: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/ao...
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    @C0D4 I've used it once to get the autofill the computername in a ticket formular.
    But I didn't knew that ActiveX basically turns the Website into an executable (probably more restrictions but still).
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    @LinusCDE there was restrictions (in the sense the user had to give permission) but after that "ok".... it was not OK 😅
  • 0
    @C0D4 Just reading, that this was neessary for toolbar installation and stickers?!?
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    @LinusCDE not sure, never really enjoyed the toolbar era 😂
    I've mostly only used ActiveX for silent printing.
    Basically grabbing a file and printing it without any prompts.

    at the time there was a few sites that let you build your own toolbars and brand it. They just spat out the .exe for it to be distributed and installed.
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