IE April 2006 Security Update is now available

The IE April 2006 security update is now available! This security update is now available via Windows Update. Alternatively, you can receive this and all other Microsoft updates available via the new Microsoft Update. I would encourage you to upgrade to Microsoft Update if you haven’t already. This update addresses 10 security issues: 8 remote…


New info on IE ActiveX update

For new information on the IE ActiveX Update, please see Mike Nash’s announcement. Due to the sensitive nature of this issue, we are not taking comments on this post. Thanks for your understanding.  – Tony Chor


Safety First at Mix06

I’m really excited for my talk tomorrow here at Mix06. This conference feels more like a party than work. We’re free from the blue-shirt uniform of normal conferences and I’ve tried to make my talk all content – no slides (ok, there are a few slides for folks who don’t see the live show). I’m…


Security tweaks in IE7

As we’ve described previously, we’ve made some major architectural improvements to improve browsing security in Internet Explorer 7, including Protected Mode, Phishing Filter, Enhanced Validation SSL, and other features in support of our overall security strategy. Our commitment to security goes both broad and deep– While the major new features described above have received a…


Fix My Settings in IE7

Hi, this is Max and Uche from the user experience team. We want to talk to you about what we call the Fix My Settings feature. You will encounter this if you set your security settings to an insecure state whilst in the Internet or Restricted zone. When you choose an insecure setting two things…


Windows Vista and Parental Controls in IE7

Hello World!  I’m Sharon Cohen, Program Manager for parental controls in IE7. If you haven’t heard about Windows Vista Parental Controls, be sure to read Brian’s blog post which gives a great overview of the feature. I’d like to fill you in on the great features IE7 adds to Windows Vista Parental Controls. IE7 offers…


Application Compatibility Logging In IE7

As Rob pointed out in his last blog post on security and compatibility in IE7, one of the biggest challenges in software development is making the software secure and compatible at the same time. In IE7, we have many new security features that help protect users against various attacks by blocking certain content, but as…


IE 7 Setup: Secure From the Start

Hi, my name is John Hrvatin and I’m the program manager for Internet Explorer setup. I’d like to share some of the ways setup in IE 7 helps keep you more secure and IE running smoothly. Prior to installing IE 7, setup runs the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool to clean your system of known…


Security and Compatibility with IE7

One of the biggest challenges in making software more secure is maintaining compatibility with the existing functionality that customers depend on.  We’re here at the RSA security conference in Silicon Valley to work with other software and security professionals to meet our customers’ expectations for safety and compatibility. While we have taken a great deal…


Protected Mode in Vista IE7

Hi, I’m Mike Friedman. I work on the IE team in the area of security. You may remember me from my previous IE blog post. We here on the IE team have a continuing focus on making web browsing safe from a variety of outside threats. Microsoft Windows Vista introduced an enhanced security model that…