POSTS FOR 2003

Another Internet Explorer “Feature”

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I came across something interesting at JoeGrossberg.com. I was using Internet Explorer temporarily while I tried to uninstall the latest “nightly” of Mozilla, and re-install the last Beta version.

If you’re using Internet Explorer:

var oWMP = new ActiveXObject('WMPlayer.OCX.7');
var colCDROMS = oWMP.cdromCollection;
colCDROMS.Item(0).Eject();

Hmmm… can we all say “security violation”? Let’s see how long it takes Microsoft to fix this bug without an “MS Bugzilla”. On the other hand, with the IE6 freeze, it may never get fixed…

Ryan Parman

Ryan Parman is an experienced Software/DevOps/Security engineer, currently living in Seattle. He is the creator of and , patented multifactor-authentication-as-a-service at , and came up with the idea of “serverless, event-driven, responsive functions in the cloud” while at AWS in 2010. Ryan's aptly-named blog, , is where he writes about ideas longer than . Ambivert. Curious. Not a coffee drinker.