executable content

executable content

(operating system)
Executable programs sent by one computer to another via a network. For example a Java applet is executable content. Usage: rare.
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Blocking access to all executable content - HTTP policy enforcement enables blocking of all connection attempts to the Microsoft Windows operating system, regardless of file extension on the resource
The National Security Agency has security guides for various versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system, Cisco router guides, and e-mail and executable content guides.
At the very least make sure your browser prompts you if the Web site tries to run executable content, or manipulate your file system.
In Chapter 12, "Executable content," you get a brief introduction to applets, JavaScript, and JavaScript style sheets (JSS).
This resistance may be further diminished by the development of support for executable content, for example, document macros.
Initially, the outbreaks will be contained because mobile phones are currently unable to send executable content to other phones; today's network is server-to-phone and vice versa, and phone processors are not yet powerful enough to perform local processing tasks.
In its most basic form, a virus is a program, some kind of executable content that has the ability to copy and attach itself to other programs or documents.
Liability exposures can also result from executable content and software that are faulty, contain viruses, damage a user's hardware or cause a user to lose data.
While one Web browser typically leapfrogs over another from release to release with technological advances, HotJava promises to completely reshape the functionality of Web browsers by supporting electronic documents with secure, downloadable, executable content. And why should consumer online services care about all this, you ask?
Filtering out attachments to an email message that might contain executable content is not nearly enough.
If a company makes downloadable software or other executable content available on its Web site, it must address the risk of that software operating incorrectly, potentially causing a data loss.