"Donald Anadell" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> "Jeffery B Paarsa" <JeffBPaarsa@Yahoo.com> wrote in message
>> Please look at the site: http://www.drrahnemun.com/ first with i.e 7 then
>> with ie 8. In i.e. 8 a lot of links are missing on left side of the home
>> page also the logo on top of the screen...
> The site uses VML to render the Links menu and the Logo image.
> In order to view the site properly you will have to enable "Binary and
> script behaviors" in the Internet Zone.
> Tools||Internet Options||Security(tab)||Internet(zone)||Custom
> Level...||ActiveX controls and plug-ins
No, don't let ActiveX and "binary behaviours" run on your computer unless
you trust _both_ the web hosting provider _&_ the author with full access to
you computer (including the passwords for your bank accounts). Web
developers _never_ *need* to invoke the same methods as virus loaders,
meagrely to display content and navigation or perform tasks better executed
on the server.
Much active scripting is simply to patch HTML, CSS, and page design errors
the authors are unable to fix properly, either due to incompetence,
charlatanism, or lack of currency in the field.
If you enable ActiveX or binary behaviours, the next drive-by site (more
than 1 in every 1000) with a new variety of malware will "own" your system -
if they don't already. For a real (but disabled) example, see:
Up to date virus scanners won't protect you either, because the average
virus scanner is not up to date until at least 48 hours after the fact. I
have collected over nine hundred viruses that were undetectable by so-called
"up to date" virus scans in their first couple of days in the wild. It was
only stringent Windows Internet Security settings that prevented them from
Before running any executable (including ActiveX, .NET components, XAML,
your system, it is necessary to quarantine the executable so that it remains
unmodifiable for at least 48-96 hours before you download the next
anti-virus update and scan the executable; all prior to allowing the
executable to run, unmodified from the quarantined version, for the first
time on your system - assuming it passes the scan. This does not in any way
guarantee the next version, so the process needs to repeat for each version
until the author has earned your trust.
Trust has to be earned, and can never be owed.
Timothy Casey - Email: email@example.com
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