Conspicuously absent from Microsoft's annual MIX conference here was any discussion by the software giant about whether it plans to change the way ActiveX will run in Internet Explorer 8.
Microsoft announced the first beta for IE8, the latest version of its Web browser, at the conference on March 5. The beta for IE 8 can be downloaded here.
Some security experts, like Will Dormann, a vulnerability analyst at the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute CERT/CC, are calling for ActiveX to be disabled from running by default in IE 8.
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