is the subject of many earlier posts on this blog, so the discussions at the deregulation forum obviously caught my eye.
The Korea Joongang Daily carried an informative report today that, among other things, reported the results of a nationwide poll conducted by the Federation of Korean Industries. 78.6 percent of the respondents in the poll wanted the use of Active-X to be discontinued, while only 6.7 percent opposed the idea. As shown in the accompanying graphic, when asked whether Korea needs another program, over 80 percent said it was "necessary" or "very necessary."
its own web site contains quite a detailed explanation of the security problems Active-X can pose.
The FKI poll also reported some interesting data that shows Active-X interferes most of all with the consumer experience of online shopping and online banking, but is also viewed as a source of "discomfort" in other transactions. The second graphic gives a breakdown of responses.
According to the Korea Joongang Daily article,"Choi Moon-ki, the minister of science, ICT and future planning, said in the ministry’s workshop on Saturday that it will provide an online environment and online authentication certificate without ActiveX. The ministry is expected to work closely with the Financial Supervisory Service and Financial Services Commission to find solution for ActiveX problem."