Ten IE browser settings for safer surfing

By Bill Brenner, CSO
Ask a room full of security practitioners for a list of security settings that’ll make Internet Explorer (IE) safe to use and you’ll either hear laughter or advice to get a new browser like Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari or Google Chrome.
Even as Microsoft has worked diligently to improve security in its troubled browser, especially in IE7 and the newly-released IE8, security pros simply don’t trust it. Most have turned to alternative browsers, especially Firefox. Those who have no choice but to use IE have turned to a number of coping mechanisms [cio.com]. Here are ten of the best security settings for Internet Explorer:

By Bill Brenner, CSO

Ask a room full of security practitioners for a list of security settings that’ll make Internet Explorer (IE) safe to use and you’ll either hear laughter or advice to get a new browser like Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari or Google Chrome.

Even as Microsoft has worked diligently to improve security in its troubled browser, especially in IE7 and the newly-released IE8, security pros simply don’t trust it. Most have turned to alternative browsers, especially Firefox. Those who have no choice but to use IE have turned to a number of coping mechanisms [cio.com]. Here are ten of the best security settings for Internet Explorer:

 

 

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