More ActiveX mishaps

Leo Laporte reports in today’s Moanday News that the security hole in Internet Explorer that was supposedly fixed back in August wasn’t. And some bright folks have come up with ways to exploit the hole to change dial-up settings so that your computer connects to one of those outrageously expensive phone numbers.

Think you’re safe because you’ve got DSL or a cable modem? Think again! It can send you to spammers sites or do just about anything else to your machine without your knowledge.

The recommendation: disable ActiveX until Microsoft fixes the problem (again!).

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