ActiveX Triggers "Critical" Windows Hole

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Microsoft is investigating reports of a vulnerability in a Windows ActiveX control that could allow an attacker to remotely take control of a computer. One security company rated the vulnerability critical, while Microsoft said it...

IE competitors mull ActiveX alternative

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While Microsoft hangs onto ActiveX everybody else is looking for a better alternative. Every other browser maker except Microsoft is revising the way plug-ins run in their browsers. "There's currently a hole in...

IBM Patches Faulty ActiveX Controls

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IBM today released patches for eGatherer 2.0.0.16 and acpRunner 1.2.5.0. If these controls are left un-patched an attacker could "write malicious files anywhere on a computer's hard disk via a special Web page". ...

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