Mozilla 0.9.1 Released
Thursday June 7th, 2001
mozilla.org released milestone 0.9.1 today, which continues to move Mozilla towards the 1.0 release. New features include Bi-directional text support, LDAP Autocomplete in mail, new combined taskbar, an overhaul of the Modern skin with all new colors and buttons, and a slew of performance and stability fixes, with over 30 of the topcrash bugs fixed.
#250 Re: Re: Re: Re: More than that, as well.
Wednesday June 13th, 2001 2:16 PM
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>>How is Active/X different from signed Java applets?<<
Reasonable question. Signed Java applets can have access to potentially dangerous features such as file system access, just like ActiveX does. So there's not a huge difference in security.
The difference between Java applets in general and ActiveX, though, is that most Java applets aren't signed, so they're confined to the relatively safe Java sandbox. ActiveX parts don't have a safe mode, while most Java applets are not signed and are in the safe mode. That's why people say that ActiveX is intrinsically insecure.
Naturally, there are a lot more differences between them in terms of platform support and so on, but in security terms that's the main difference. Java applets can be safe, while ActiveX parts can't be. Any ActiveX part can do whatever it wants on the client system.