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Language: Active Server Pages (ASP)
Expertise: Beginner
Feb 11, 1997



Application Security Testing: An Integral Part of DevOps

Accessing the Communications Port

How can VBScript make use of the Comm Port?

VBScript cannot directly access the communications port. However, you may be able to add a communications control to your page that would be able to access the comm port. That seems like a security hole to me, but I heard about an ActiveX control someone created that could reformat a user's hard drive. That says to me that controls have pretty much free reign on a user's computer, once they have been installed.

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