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COM object question

By benjichung ·
Can COM objects embedded in a web page access the computer's innards such as file directory or a port?

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In theory

by privately_owed In reply to COM object question

In theory, yes, depends a lot on what you mean by embedded. Components hosted on the server have access to the server's "innards." At one time, those downloaded as part of a page could access resources on the local machine, but this may have changedsince that represents a bit of a security hole -- too easy to inadvertantly run malicious code that way.

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