Active Content

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Active content is software that is able to automatically carry out or trigger actions without the explicit intervention of a user.

When you are visiting a webpage on the Internet, there are occasionally videos, animations or polls that are implemented to improve the website functionality. These are examples of active content. It is very possible that hackers can maliciously implement “scripts” into the active content, which may install malware onto your device.

Source: CNSSI 4009

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