Internet Explorer Team Blog

January, 2005

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    Http Debugging with Fiddler

    The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid. —IEBlog Editor, 21 August 2012 We’ve just published an MSDN article on a tool called Fiddler . As the article explains it is very useful for http debugging and was written by Eric Lawrence one of the Program Managers on the IE team. Thanks -Dave
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    IE Security Zones

    Greetings. My name is Mike Friedman. I’m on the Internet Explorer Security Test Team. In IE, the different areas of the Web are partitioned into a set of security zones. The topic I would like to talk about is programmatically adding sites to those zones. Zones were introduced in IE4 as a way to give users and admins more control, to strike a balance between user experience and gradations of risk. If you have a high degree of trust in a site, placing it in a lower-security zone can reduce the number...
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    New IE Security News Group Launches

    The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid. —IEBlog Editor, 21 August 2012 There is now a new forum for discussions related to IE security: Here’s the initial posting: Welcome Everyone, This newsgroup is dedicated to the discussion of Internet Explorer security issues. Questions/comments about browser security features, security updates, and IE security best practice are all topics for discussion here...
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    New Community Article

    On the Internet Explorer Community site there’s a new article covering personalising your browser by one of our Internet Explorer MVPs. There are some great tips there that the novice user might find very useful. This is part of a series of articles on the community site and I’d particularly call attention to the article Help Protect Yourself from Online Crime that has great advice whatever browser you use. Feedback and ideas for articles are appreciated. Thanks -Dave
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    IE Setup - From IExpress to Windows Package Installer

    My name is John Hrvatin and I’m the Program Manager for Internet Explorer setup. That includes installers for security updates as well as integrating IE into Windows setup for future releases. In the past, IE has used IExpress as its installer. With the release of security update MS04-038 in October 2004, however, IE has begun using the Windows Package Installer, or “update.exe”, for all IE security updates and hot fixes on the following platforms: • Windows 2000 (all service pack levels) • Windows...
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    The 64-bit browser in Windows x64

    With the delivery of RC 1 of Windows Server 2003 & Windows x64 Client last month, we shipped not one but two browsers with the OS: a 32- and 64-bit version of IE6 for Windows Server 2003 SP1/x64. We had to make a choice with the 64-bit client as to which browser, the 32-bit or 64-bit, would be the default. Compatibility, performance, and interoperability all played a part in our decision, but ultimately our decision was swayed by the lack of 64-bit native controls. We found that in our own every...
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    Internet Explorer Expert Zone Chat

    The information published in this post is now out-of-date. —IEBlog Editor, 20 August 2012 On Thursday Jan 13th at 10:00AM PST we’ll be holding our regular monthly Internet Explorer chat with team members. See for details. The focus of this chat will be currently supported versions of Internet Explorer and is an opportunity to interact with members of the product team getting assistance and giving feedback. We will not be discussing...
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    Security Update for HTML Help Control Helps Blunt IE Attack Vectors

    Microsoft released several security updates today – MS05-001, MS05-002 and MS05-003. MS05-001 has a fix for a remote code execution issue affecting the HTML Help Control. MS05-002 contains a fix for the “X-Focus” issues. MS05-003 has a fix for a remote code execution issue with Indexing Services The first two are rated “critical” and the third is “important”. MS05-001 is the most critical to reducing IE-based attack vectors. The HTML...
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