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Security setting required (ActiveX Control) for Text Editor

By Prana7 ·
Anyone can help!? I want to have good word or more convince them - don't change internet setting for ActiveX Control. I want to have default. I am scared about ActiveX because it is very hairy, can get virus or anything. Also I want to keep internet security standard and measure (by allowing unsafe downloads).. Can you help me out to having good word or good point to saying NO to user. They want editor that has many of the same features as MS Word. I dont get it because Internet Explorer built in - Notepad, MS Word and MS Excel. So, the want to change Internet settings -

1. download unsigned ActiveX control - prompt
2. download signed ActiveX control - prompt
3. initialize and script ActiveX not marked as safe - prompt
4. script ActiveX control marked as safe - Enable

I dont want them change those.

I hope all of you guys will help me out to convince them - how to explain with strong information.

Look forward hearing from you guys soon!

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not strict enough

by Jaqui In reply to Security setting required ...

1. download unsigned ActiveX control - DENY
2. download signed ActiveX control - prompt
3. initialize and script ActiveX not marked as safe - DENY
4. script ActiveX control marked as safe - Prompt

much better security.

best security:

download <whatever> ActiveX - DENY

Activex is nothing but a gaping hole in security, and should be ripped out of any software using it.
the company using activex should be criminally liable for damages due to the exploits in their malware.

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Agree

by Prana7 In reply to not strict enough

I agree with you 100% I dont understand why they asked for changing those setting. I know ActiveX is very hairy and cause big problem thru network or will attack every PC and IP. I hope they will get convince from me! When I say no to them and they decide to have meeting with me in next week. I would like to post this message and collect different feedback or options from techreplubic people. It wil be great helpful.

Thanks,

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