Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that Internet Explorer 6 is probably best known for its widespread security vulnerabilities. In fact, an entire industry of anti-spyware products was created by companies seeking to earn a profit by selling products that cleaned up the mess IE6 caused.
Microsoft has claimed from day one that security was one of the top priorities in developing Windows Vista, and one of the key components in Windows Vista is Internet Explorer 7. The company claims that Internet Explorer 7 is far more secure than IE6 ever was. Microsoft has released IE7 for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 and we can use these released versions of IE7, as well as Windows Vista to see how IE7 will enhance security and Windows Vista.
Configuring IE7 security on Vista
Step 1: General security configuration
Step 2: Phishing filter
Step 3: Protection against international domain names, URL handling
Step 4: ActiveX opt-ins, information bar and cross-domain protection
Step 5: Windows Vista and IE7
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Brien M. Posey, MCSE, MVP
Brien M. Posey, MCSE, is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for his work with Windows 2000 Server and IIS. He has served as CIO for a nationwide chain of hospitals and was once in charge of IT security for Fort Knox. As a freelance technical writer, he has written for Microsoft, TechTarget, CNET, ZDNet, MSD2D, Relevant Technologies and other technology companies. You can visit his personal Web site at www.brienposey.com. Copyright 2006 TechTarget