Results of the Security in ActiveX Workshop

On August 22-23, 2000, the CERT Coordination Center hosted a workshop in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for twenty invited experts to address security issues related to ActiveX controls. The primary goal of the workshop was to identify the situations under which ActiveX and related technologies may be used safely and to produce a paper describing security concerns and configuration guidance. That goal was achieved and the result of the workshop, this paper, serves not only to dispel unwarranted myths about the safety of using ActiveX but also to furnish guidance to network administrators and others faced with security issues involving mobile code in general and ActiveX in particular.

Download the paper in PDF format here.

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