Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2's improved HTTPS

Posted on Sunday, Oct 23 2005 @ 08:20 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The guys from the Internet Explorer 7 development team discuss some of the new improvements in IE7 to make HTTPS more secure.
For Internet Explorer 7, the default HTTPS protocol settings will be changed to disable the weaker SSLv2 protocol and to enable the stronger TLSv1 protocol. (Users of IE6 can manually configure these stronger settings by using Internet Explorer’s Tools | Internet Options | Advanced menu.) Hence, by default, IE7 users will negotiate HTTPS connections using SSLv3 or TLSv1.
Read on over here to learn more.


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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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