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    Security Issues (Windows 98)

    I am running IE6 and when connected to a particular website in the secure mode, I ocassionally get the message that I am in a secure/non secure area (or words to that effect). I am then given the option to click on Yes or No. It does not matter which button I press I have to logon again from scratch. This website advised that this was a problem with earlier versions of IE but was fixed in IE6. Still happens to me although. I have looked on the Microsoft website for a solution, but cannot find one for IE6.

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    Re: Security Issues (Windows 98)

    It seems your security level is too high for this particular website. You can add it to your Trusted Sites list (Tools | Internet Options | Security, click Trusted Sites, Sites button, Add button). You can also change security settings for Trusted Sities in the same window.

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    Re: Security Issues (Windows 98)

    Thanks,

    Tried this approach and everything else I can think of, but problem still pops up occasionally.

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    Re: Security Issues (Windows 98)

    Internet Options | Advanced

    Last header is security | Uncheck "Warn when switching between secure and unsecure mode."

    If the problem persists, it's one with the site.
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    Re: Security Issues (Windows 98)

    Thanks,

    Box is already unchecked. I therefore suspect that the problem is with the site itself. Its the only one I have problems with.

    Regards

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    Re: Security Issues (Windows 98)

    Have you tried Opera or Netscape?

    I frequently use either of these alternatives when site issues occur... some web-programmers tailor thier sites to work with NS, and this causes problems with IE browsers..

    Note: I am always reluctant to advise the use of Netscape, but if it's a commonly used site, you can set it up as Netscapes home page, and use it only for that purpose. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    Hope this helps!
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    Re: Security Issues (Windows 98)

    Thanks again,

    I will consider that option. However, it would appear that the programmers preference was IE in this case.

    Regards.

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    Re: Security Issues (Windows 98)

    First, check under Help | About Internet Explorer. See if the "Cipher Strength" reads "128-bit". If it does, skip this section. If you are showing zero Cipher Strength, check this out:
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q261/3/28.asp>Cipher Strength Appears as 0-Bit in Internet Explorer</A>.
    This has cured a few people's problems with IE6 and secure connections.

    Also, try to simply re-install IE6 -- sometimes it just does not take...

    Some people also have recommend clearing out your Cookie folder and the TIF...

    Lastly, this is unlikely your problem, but worth a quick look:
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q181/1/47.asp>Unable to Connect to Secure Web Page Using Internet Explorer</A>.

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    Re: Security Issues (Windows 98)

    Cipher strength reads correct at 128-bit. Problem first appear when I was using IE5. The site advised that this problem was fixed in IE6, hence the upgrade. I have however, noticed that I get indicators that there are errors on some of the site pages. Probably that is where the problem lie: Not with me but the site programming itself.

    Regards.

    Ed.

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    Re: Security Issues (Windows 98)

    Your are probably right -- the problem might be on their end. I did find another quote:

    "IE6 and secure websites!!!
    I was having probs after upgrading to ie6 getting on a secure web site that a client uses. microsoft had no fix other than removing ie6. that was about 3 weeks ago. I decided to give it another shot. just for giggles I installed the latest virtual machine and directx 8. It now works fine.........just wanted to pass it along, it may help someone else. "

    I don't know how much stock to put in that, but again, it might be worth a shot.

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    Re: Security Issues (Windows 98)

    Still does not work for me. But at least I have updated my machine with the latest rendering of VM and directX.

    Thanks.

    Regards.

    Ed

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    Re: Security Issues (Windows 98)

    A Cautionary Tale

    I got this in my OE email today :

    From: <michelle_j18@excite.com>
    To: <michelle_j18@excite.com>
    Subject: Re: You've been selected for Free PalmPilot M125 !
    Date: 21 October 2001 07:49

    (btw I am not michelle_j18, so quite how it got to me I don't know)

    ....and the following message from NAV:

    This file: "Unknown0000.data" was infected with the: "JS.Exception.Exploit" virus.

    The file was quarantined by Norton AntiVirus. Sunday, October 21, 2001 12:10

    I followed the Symantec suggestions and went to the MS sites dealing with this sort of thing. Although I was running Win 2kP with SP2 installed, and all the necessary patches and so on, ( as determined by the Windows Critical Update package) and IE6.
    I found the the JavaVM on my system was only build 3229, which is vulnerable to this exploit attack. I found I had to install SP2 again (fortunately by the express route - 541Kb) whereuopon the JVM was updated to build 3802, which is not susceptible to this attack.
    Why is it I had to find this out almost by accident? No wonder people get infections...

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    Re: Security Issues (Windows 98)

    Ed - Sorry, I can find little else that would help you. I am left with thinking the problem lies at their end.[img]/forums/images/smilies/sad.gif[/img]

    As always, it seems to be a full time job to keep MS software correctly updated. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    MerC - If NAV quarantined the JS.Exception.Exploit virus, then the user SHOULD be OK. I would still get up-to-date virus definitions and run a complete virus scan before I did anything else.

    From what I can tell, this was not an email attachment attack -- so MoOutlook would have NOT protected the user. Instead, this attack is carried out through "Active Content" in a HTML email.

    In this particular case, the virus' author might have utilitized three different Active Content types to cause the problem -- Scripting, Java, and ActiveX! First off, the 'infection' is a JavaScript virus ("JS"). Remember, the is not 'Java' but just another type of Active Script. Then, Microsoft describes this vulnerability <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/TechNet/security/bulletin/ms00-075.asp>here</A>:

    "The Microsoft virtual machine (Microsoft VM) contains functionality that allows ActiveX controls to be created and manipulated by Java applications or applets. This functionality is intended to only be available to stand-alone Java applications or digitally signed applets. However, this vulnerability allows ActiveX controls to be created and used from a web page, or from within a HTML based e-mail message, without requiring a signed applet. If a user visited a malicious web site that exploited this vulnerability, a Java applet on one of the web pages could run any desired ActiveX control, even ones that are marked as unsafe for scripting. This would enable the malicious web site operator to take any desired action on the user

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