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: