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charlie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-13-05 10:18 PM
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11. Oh, sure
IE and ActiveX has been a playland for hackers, no doubt. If every Windows user would ditch IE today, 90% of their troubles would probably vanish. I locked down ActiveX in IE 5 years ago when Flash and Java sites began to bug me, ditched IE altogether years ago for Mozilla/Phoenix/Firebird/Firefox and Opera, and am careful about software I install. I've never been hit with a virus, never been hijacked by spyware -- and I don't have spyware or virus scanners installed.

But when it comes to this cross-site tracking business, you'll have to be as vigilant as a Windows user, whether you use a Mac or Linux or BSD.
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