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ActiveX... Dangerous? Posted at 13/12/13 - 02:24 PM

Question (paraphrased): "I've accessed a website that says it uses 'ActiveX controls,' and that I need to use Internet Explorer for it to work properly.

Is this dangerous?


Answer: ActiveX is a scripting language used by websites that generally can only be used with the Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser. That means you likely can only access the site from a Windows PC (i.e. NOT an Apple or Android device).

Whether specific ActiveX scripts are risky is not really the right question. Whether or not the website, itself, is risky... that's more relevant. Scripting can be either useful or malicious, so it's important to evaluate the source, rather than the technology.

As an aside, I recently installed a security camera, where its administration menu used ActiveX. I could only properly configure it from a Windows PC via Internet Explorer. This as very irritating for a Firefox user like myself.

Fortunately, the general use of ActiveX is becoming less common.

Author: J. Schmitz


LightNEasy Custom Title and Keywords Posted at 15/12/10 - 05:12 PM

Four Changes Allow LightNEasy To Have Page-specific Titles and Keywords

Here is a way to edit the title and keywords on each page using the existing add/edit page interface (works just like description).  I used advice from several posts and traced references all over creation (:D) on database version 3.2.

You only need to edit admin.php, lightneasy.php and common.php pages, then add two fields to the end of {your database name}_paginas table.  For the fields, I called them title and keywords, and used the same formatting as with _paginas description field (text).

All of my code edits are prefaced with // JSS and I've kept the original unedited code just below each of my edits (prefaced with //).

You can find my edited below:
It's a pretty good feature to have, and I hope you find it useful.

Author: Jim
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