Internet Explorer 7 to be more secure and convenient

Posted on Wednesday, Jun 08 2005 @ 20:57 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft said Internet Explorer 7 will ship with reduced privilege mode turned on by default to protect users more against hacking attacks. IE7 is claimed to be a lot more resistant against online attacks thanks to lots of new security and privacy enhancements.
"We've re-architected it to defend against exploits," Mangione said, describing IE 7.0 as a "lower rights IE" with base minimal privileges. The new browser will also feature major changes in the way files are executed and new anti-spoofing and anti-phishing technology to let users identify fake scam Web sites.
IE7 will also feature support for IDN (International Domain Names) and will have a built-in RSS news reader. Another more than welcome change is a 'fit-to-page" feature to make the printing of web pages more convenient. More details at eWeek. Microsoft also said its anti-spyware program has already been downloaded more than 17 million times. A paid version for enterprises with admin controls and management capabilities will be released in the near-future.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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