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Metasploit Toolkit for Penetration Testing, Exploit Development, and Vulnerability Research by David Maynor

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Appendix C

Glossary of Technology and Terminology

This glossary includes terms and acronyms that you may encounter during your efforts to learn more about computer security.

ActiveX: ActiveX is a Microsoft creation designed to work in a manner similar to Sun Microsystems’ Java. The main goal is to create platform-independent programs that can be used continually on different operating systems. ActiveX is a loose standards definition; not a specific language. An ActiveX component or control can be run on any ActiveX-compatible platform.

ActiveX defines the methods with which these COM objects and ActiveX controls interact with the system; however, it is not tied to a specific language. ActiveX controls and components can be created in various ...

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