While everyone was in a tizzy over IE7 hitting the streets, the rest of us
mortals were still tracking issues with the patches we got earlier this month.
There are times IT folks overreact to technology changes, such as IE 7 —
but I guess that’s what makes us human.
The Internet is buzzing about the release of Internet Explorer 7. The
Internet is also buzzing about flaws in IE 7 that are left over from IE 6.
I first wrote about one IE 6 flaw in the
11, 2006, issue
of the newsletter — and it still hasn’t been patched yet. I wonder how many other
holes remain active in Microsoft’s “new” browser?
With IE 7 out the door and Firefox 2 being released this week, it’s time to retrain
your fingers and teach those old dogs new tricks.
Check out my favorites — these are the tricks I use every day.
One of the newer buzzphrases in the security industry is Host-based Intrusion
Prevention System, or HIPS, which is something you may want to look at.
It can be difficult, however, to separate the actual innovation from the
traditional vendors trying to ride the buzzword wave.
Microsoft’s new Internet Explorer 7.0 browser, which was released to the
public last week, includes several security improvements but still has weaknesses
inherited from IE 6.
I’ll show you an easy way to “harden” IE 7 so you’re protected against
hacker threats that haven’t even been invented yet.