Using the New Security Features of Internet Explorer 7 RC1

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2012-05-28
 
 
 

Using the New Security Features of Internet Explorer 7 RC1

 

Using the New Security Features of Internet Explorer 7 RC1

Using the New Security Features of Internet Explorer 7 RC1 - ActiveX control

Similarly to previous versions of IE, IE 7 presents a warning dialog when a site tries to load an ActiveX control, though the newer IE 7 dialogs offer additional details.

Using the New Security Features of Internet Explorer 7 RC1 - ActiveX control

Using the New Security Features of Internet Explorer 7 RC1 - Manage Add-ons

From within the new Manage Add-ons window in IE 7, users can remove or disable ActiveX controls installed in their browser.

Using the New Security Features of Internet Explorer 7 RC1 - Manage Add-ons

Using the New Security Features of Internet Explorer 7 RC1 - ActiveX disable

Disabling an ActiveX control within IE 7 takes only a few clicks within the Manage Add-ons window.

Using the New Security Features of Internet Explorer 7 RC1 - ActiveX disable

Using the New Security Features of Internet Explorer 7 RC1

 

Using the New Security Features of Internet Explorer 7 RC1

Using the New Security Features of Internet Explorer 7 RC1 - Customization options

When users first install and launch Release Candidate 1 of IE 7, an initial customization window offers several customization options, including turning on the new phishing filter.

Using the New Security Features of Internet Explorer 7 RC1 - Customization options

Using the New Security Features of Internet Explorer 7 RC1 - Phishing filter - 1

If users are running IE 7 without phishing protection, a pop-up dialog box will ask if they want to turn it on.

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When an IE 7 user comes across a suspiscous Web site, he or she can use the new phishing filter capability to check if the Web site is valid.

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When using the phishing filter to check the validity of a Web site, a pop-up window provides additional information and feedback.

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Looks like the Web site we checked on passed the first phishing test.

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Using the New Security Features of Internet Explorer 7 RC1

 

Using the New Security Features of Internet Explorer 7 RC1

Using the New Security Features of Internet Explorer 7 RC1 - Get latest updates

Upon launching the installation of Release Candidate 1 of Internet Explorer 7, it automatically provides the option to look for updates.

Using the New Security Features of Internet Explorer 7 RC1 - Get latest updates

Using the New Security Features of Internet Explorer 7 RC1 - Security settings - 1

In IE 7, users can still customize their security settings, but if the browser thinks the new settings are unsafe, it color-codes them in light red.

Using the New Security Features of Internet Explorer 7 RC1 - Security settings - 1

Using the New Security Features of Internet Explorer 7 RC1 - Security settings - 2

And if the color-coded settings arent enough to warn users about their custom security settings, a dialog box will check to see if they really want to continue with their unsafe security settings.

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Users who decide to click through all the warnings about their potentially unsafe custom IE 7 settings will also get a reminder any time they check their security options through these large obvious red Xs and ominous poor security warnings.

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Using the New Security Features of Internet Explorer 7 RC1 - Reset settings - 1

IE 7 users who have configured and customized their browser to the point of instability and poor security can now fall back to the classic reset button, which returns the browser to a default state.

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Are you really sure you want to hit that IE 7 reset button?

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