- Install the latest IE patches—the recent update corrected a pretty big security hole
- Make sure you have an antivirus solution installed
- watch out for sites that can give you spyware (a popup blocker is necessary here to prevent some automated installs)
- check your zone settings to make sure the Internet isn't a trusted place
- consider disabling ActiveX controls
- install Firefox and use it exclusively except with the application that requires IE 6
More information on securing Internet Explorer
- Security risks in IE 6
Windows hardening expert Jonathan Hassell outlines some of the security concerns you need to be aware of when switching from Internet Explorer 7.0 to IE 6.
- Internet Explorer 7: How it can make your life easier
IE 7 was only just released, but knowing and using the new security features in IE 7 will be a help to any security administrator.
- Web Browser Security Learning Guide
This Learning Guide identifies the inherent flaws of IE and Firefox, introduces viable Web browser alternatives and recommends ways to maximize your Web browsing security.
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