Microsoft Planning IE7 Security Zone Lockdowns

Microsoft Corp. has announced plans to make several key default changes to Internet Explorer 7's security zones to further harden the browser from malicious hacker attacks. The built-in zones, used in IE to enforce security rules for Web sites by grouping them into categories, will be changed to scrap the use of the "Intranet" zone unless the computer has joined a domain.

According to details posted on the official IE Blog, Microsoft will also making significant default changes in the "Internet Zone" and "Trusted Sites" zone to provide defense-in-depth against some dangerous IE attack vectors. Microsoft Planning IE7 Security Zone Lockdowns

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 9th December 2005 9:30PM