ActiveX, Cancer at the heart of IE?
How long before anti-virus software disables ActiveX by default? Not a week goes by without yet another ActiveX related scare, surely by now it must be considered such a major security risk that it should be targeted by AV manufacturers as malware?
I'm well aware of the difference between ActiveX itself and scripts which use it, but what real purpose does it serve except to give blackhats a direct route into the heart of the OS? Every site has to provide alternative solutions for other browsers, so the lack of ActiveX isn't going to hurt anyone but Microsoft.