Internet Explorer 9 Security

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  1. funkydude

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    Internet Explorer 9 Security Part 1: Enhanced Memory Protections

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/...urity-part-1-enhanced-memory-protections.aspx
     
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    Internet Explorer 9 Security Part 2: Protection from Socially Engineered Attacks

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/...tection-from-socially-engineered-attacks.aspx
     
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    I haven't read part 1 and 2, but I took a look at parte 3, and I wonder about the third reason for the Pinned Sites feature.

    While that's all very good, won't that kill user experience?

    The fourth reason is interesting:

    What about people start typing down https instead of http? Would it work? :rolleyes:

    Not to mention how many pinned sites would people have in their taskbar for the sake of this security?

    Let's see the Jane and Joe: One for facebook, one for twitter, one for myspace, one for youtube, one/more for game websites... Yeah... :D
     
  5. funkydude

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    Not sure I understand you, why wouldn't typing your bank address with https in the address bar work?

    Hopefully no one adds pinned sites "for the sake of this security". Pinned sites aren't designed for security, they are designed for speed, security is a side-effect.

    Again, I miss what point you're trying to make here?

    Short of being a separate/isolated session, pinned sites aren't anything special other than being an easier to access bookmark, and I doubt many people will get excited about them. I only use one for mail access, I don't want everything to be separate, I want it all in one window with tabs. Hence, it's not very useful.
     
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    I was being sarcastic. One can also have a shortcut pointing to the URL we wish, which in this case would be the bank's website, starting with https.


    Then, why is it part of "Internet Explorer 9 Security Part 3"?, where it is mentioned "Browse More Securely with Pinned Sites".

    Clearly, they added this feature with security in mind, otherwise point 5 would make no sense:

    I was being sarcastic. :D But, imagine every IE9 user would start to pin websites to taskbar for the sake of security. It would become madness. :D
     
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    I won't get into the Pinned Sites issue but "SmartScreen Application Reputation" kind of reminds me of Norton Insight. In any case, despite not being an IE fan, I like some of the progress MS has made so far with IE, especially when compared to it's predecessors.:thumb:
     
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    Absolutely. Microsoft did introduce improvements. One that I think could be redesigned is Protected Mode, so that it would be the browser itself applying it, rather than UAC, which many people disable.

    Still, as you pointed, any improvement is a step in the right direction to fight the bad guys/girls.
     
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    Sorry for missing the sarcasm m00nbl00d :D , but unlike part 1 and 2 which was serious and actually useful, it seems part 3 is not much short of marketing. I think only a low percentage of users would even use pinned sites.
     
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