IE Security Zones

Greetings. My name is Mike Friedman. I’m on the Internet Explorer Security Test Team. In IE, the different areas of the Web are partitioned into a set of security zones. The topic I would like to talk about is programmatically adding sites to those zones. Zones were introduced in IE4 as a way to give…

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New IE Security News Group Launches

The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid.—IEBlog Editor, 21 August 2012 There is now a new forum for discussions related to IE security:  microsoft.public.internetexplorer.security Here’s the initial posting:  Welcome Everyone,  This newsgroup is dedicated to the discussion of Internet Explorer security issues.  Questions/comments about browser security…

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New Community Article

On the Internet Explorer Community site there’s a new article covering personalising your browser by one of our Internet Explorer MVPs. There are some great tips there that the novice user might find very useful. This is part of a series of articles on the community site and I’d particularly call attention to the article…

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IE Setup – From IExpress to Windows Package Installer

My name is John Hrvatin and I’m the Program Manager for Internet Explorer setup.  That includes installers for security updates as well as integrating IE into Windows setup for future releases.  In the past, IE has used IExpress as its installer.  With the release of security update MS04-038 in October 2004, however, IE has begun…

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The 64-bit browser in Windows x64

With the delivery of RC 1 of Windows Server 2003 & Windows x64 Client last month, we shipped not one but two browsers with the OS:  a 32- and 64-bit version of IE6 for Windows Server 2003 SP1/x64. We had to make a choice with the 64-bit client as to which browser, the 32-bit or…

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Internet Explorer Expert Zone Chat

The information published in this post is now out-of-date.—IEBlog Editor, 20 August 2012 On Thursday Jan 13th at 10:00AM PST we’ll be holding our regular monthly Internet Explorer chat with team members. See http://www.microsoft.com/WindowsXP/expertzone/chats/default.mspx for details. The focus of this chat will be currently supported versions of Internet Explorer and is an opportunity to interact…

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Security Update for HTML Help Control Helps Blunt IE Attack Vectors

Microsoft released several security updates today – MS05-001, MS05-002 and MS05-003. MS05-001 has a fix for a remote code execution issue affecting the HTML Help Control.  MS05-002 contains a fix for the “X-Focus” issues.  MS05-003 has a fix for a remote code execution issue with Indexing Services The first two are rated “critical” and the third is…

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