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IE scripting flaws pose threat to AdSense

Active Scripting and AdSense



10:41 pm on Nov 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

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A recent article [webmasterworld.com] on The Register highlights;

"A set of five unpatched scripting vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer creates a mechanism for hackers to compromise targeted PCs."

They anticipate a lack-lustre response from Microsoft and advise the following;

"...users can protect themselves against the flaws by disabling Active Scripting..."

This, of course, kills AdSense ads and prevents them from appearing on the browser.


1:25 am on Nov 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I don't think disabling Active Scripting stops the javascript does it? Isn't Active Scripting different than Javascript? I couldn't even find "Active Scripting" on IE Tools/Internet Options, maybe I missed it.


2:22 am on Nov 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

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active scripting is in the tool/internet options/security tab. yes, it does disable jscript.


4:14 am on Nov 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

How many users are going to even know about the potential problem, let alone disable Active Scripting?

Except in categories that are aimed at hardcore techies, I can't see this affecting AdSense ads at all.


12:42 am on Nov 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Nonetheless, scripting will be disabled more and more by default in future. Saw a thread in another WebmasterWorld forum that mentioned the next version of IE 6 will have Javascript disabled by default ...

I would love to see Adsense implemented as an IFRAME or as an include of some sort.


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