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Wireless Security: Know It All by Jon S. Wilson, Chris Lanthem, Frank Thornton, George L Stefanek, Timothy Stapko, James F. Ransome PhD, CISM, CISSP, John Rittinghouse PhD, CISM, Stephen A. Rackley, Chris Hurley, Tony Bradley, Dan Bensky, Praphul Chandra

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B. Glossary

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 programming languages such as Visual C++, Visual Basic, or VBScript.

Active Scripting: Active scripting is the term used to define the various script programs that ...

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