Microsoft Unveils New Internet Explorer Security Features

by admin July 2, 2008 at 6:47 pm

Coming to IE8 is a set of cross-site scripting defenses to defeat hackers looking to steal cookies and browser history, logging keystrokes, stealing credentials, or just evading phishing filters.

Internet Explorer’s getting a little bit safer. Microsoft Wednesday unveiled significant new security features that will be in the next version of the company’s Web browser, Internet Explorer 8, currently in public beta testing.

From Microsoft’s standpoint, any improvement in security is a plus, and the company seems to be taking that to heart with Internet Explorer 8, which includes a slew of new or upgraded security features. In the past, Microsoft has been heavily criticized for its browser security, while its chief competitor, Mozilla Firefox, has been largely lauded.

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