Researchers bypass Internet Explorer Protected Mode

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  1. trismegistos

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    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/12/03/protected_mode_bypass/

     
  2. Jav

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    It seems turning on protected mode for Local Intranet will defeat it.
    Which I think most Wilders users already do?
     
  3. Boyfriend

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    Thanks trismegistos :)

    @Jav: I have enabled Protected Mode for all zones, but do not use IE.
     
  4. funkydude

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    Yup, I already have Protected Mode enabled on all 4 zones.
     
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    I hadn't realized it was disabled per zone. :ouch: It's on now.
     
  6. loverboy

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    How do I set "Protected Mode" in Internet Explorer 8?

    Do I have to set it anyway for Intranet even if I am using a "Home PC" that is (for this reason) not connected to any Intranet?
     
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    Nope, it's part of UAC.
     
  10. m00nbl00d

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    IE Protected Mode is applied by something called integrity levels (this is the most common name you'll find around), and these were only introduced with Windows Vista, and then 7.

    What you can do is minimize at maximum what IE under XP can do to the system.
     
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