ActiveX control security mechanisms in IE 6.0 vs IE 7.0

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Subject: ActiveX control security mechanisms in IE 6.0 vs IE 7.0
Posted by:  cs…@yahoo.com
Date: 15 Sep 2006

I am currently performing a study regards the effectiveness of security

features introduced in Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 for Windows XP.
Among
other things, I am comparing the behavior of the different versions in
regards
how they deal with signed activeX components. It seems like IE 6.0
without any
service packs installed acts identical to IE 7.0: A signed activeX
control is
downloaded after user confirmation and can run without prompt once it
is
downloaded. As such, it seems like no enhanced security features have
been
introduced (or default security settings have been adjusted) between
the two
versions regards signed activeX controls. Am I correct in this
assessment?
Thanks-
Christian

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