Configuring Microsoft products for safety, security and privacy
Internet Explorer - INTERNET ZONE SETTINGS - also see Advanced, OE and Brief version
Just to re-iterate why this is so important - these are the SECURITY
SETTINGS FOR ANY UNKNOWN SITE or one that you have chosen to remain at this
'level'. You may want to 'promote' trusted sites to a higher level
using the instructions in How to trust a web site
to allow them more freedom to exploit interactive
and other features of your browser.
For anyone who thinks that Active-X controls are more trustworthy when
they are signed should see an old quote from the MS site - it shows what
the early designers had in mind (or not!)...
Active-X controls - to sign or not to sign - that isn't the question!
The following quote from the MS web site is very old but is demonstrates
how much faith you might want to have in even digitally signed Active-X
Sign that control
To sign your control, you'll need to obtain a certificate from a
Certificate Authority such as VeriSign, Inc. Find directions from
There are two classes of digital IDs for Microsoft Authenticode&tm; technology.
Class 2 certificates, for individuals who publish software, cost US$20 per year
and require that you provide your name, address, e-mail address, date of birth,
and Social Security Number. After VeriSign verifies this information,
you will be issued a certificate.
I hope that has been useful. Any Comments, suggestions or corrections
to: Contact us please.
This would be especially useful if the software environment you have is
different to mine and the headings, text or prompts are different.
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