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Re: Acer puts Active X hole on laptops
Those with Acer computers might wish to check out this link to Heise Security:
"Many Acer laptops have a dangerous backdoor, which can be used by websites to gain complete control over the laptop. The problem lies with the LunchApp.APlunch Active X control, which is installed by default and which heise Security found on all the Acer laptops it tested, including a brand new TravelMate, which happened to be in the c't editorial suite for testing. Visiting a test website, which was easily set up, started the Windows calculator on this system without user interaction.
Apparently, it's possibly been on Acer laptops dating to 1998.
"Even an Acer rep admitted to heise Security that it looked as if it had simply been forgotten. Removing it does not cause any loss of performance on the system tested."
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