Security Quiz Answer

Spyware -- Question No. 9

What is the name of a Web technology that enables the creation of portable modules and makes it possible for a browser to interact with desktop applications? (This technology is also the vector by which spyware is frequently downloaded.)
a. Back door
b. ActiveX
c. Cache poisoning
d. Cookie

Answer from Words to know: Spyware:
ActiveX -- a Web technology that enables the creation of portable modules and makes it possible for a browser to interact with desktop applications. Spyware is frequently downloaded through an ActiveX plug-in. (Read the rest of this tip.)

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This was first published in May 2005

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