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Microsoft postpones IE's Java blocking after IT complains

Gregg Keizer | Aug. 14, 2014
New outdated-ActiveX control ban now will take effect Sept. 9.

Microsoft rolled out an outdated-ActiveX blocking tool in IE8 through IE11 on Tuesday, but now won't flip the activation switch until Sept. 9. (Image: Microsoft.)

Microsoft included the ActiveX blocking feature in yesterday's browser security update -- identified as MS14-051 -- so unless customers want to forego the 26 IE patches in that bulletin, they must live with the change.

The company has published more information about the blocking on its TechNet website.

 

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