Microsoft: Internet Explorer 7 to run with minimum privileges

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  1. redsolar

    redsolar Off duty

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    During a strategic briefing on security at the TechEd conference, corporate VP of Microsoft Corp.'s Security Business & Technology Unit Gordon Mangione said IE 7.0 will be chock full of security and privacy enhancements, all aimed at addressing the biggest threats facing Web surfers today.

    "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.
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    nForcer Twice the fun!

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    This should be very interesting when its made public later this year.
     
  3. studbagel9

    studbagel9 Rolling the Hard Six

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    What exactly does this mean?
     
  4. YAYitsAndrew

    YAYitsAndrew Anti-Piracy Poster Boy

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    Currently IE comes default with a bunch of stuff automatically enabled or set to low protection (such as cookie management, activex, url redirections, etc). Most users never go into their settings or can even comprehend them and so whatever the default settings are that is what most people will use.

    Changing the default settings to give the browser very low rights will help protect people from themselves.

    It's similar to automatically enabling windows update with sp2.
     
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    Vikingod Int'l Fish Liaison

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    Have to admit, i am excited to see how the new browser turns out. I'm sure i will be disappointed, but that's just because i'm crappy-pap.
     
  6. Kittens

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    I'm looking forward to the next version and will probably use it. I still use IE through Avant Browser now.
     

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