Whoops! Apple reinvents ActiveX
Automatically installing spyware in Safari? Say it ain't so, Steve!
“So the other day, I was surfing this website, and all of a sudden, every time I start my computer, it launches all these windows with ads and stuff”
My iBook weeps at the thought, but it looks like Tiger’s Dashboard may be playing understudy for ActiveX. You can read more in this article from Wired.