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    Dude, where’s my intranet zone? (… and more about the changes to IE7 security zones)

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    Internet Explorer enforces security rules for websites by grouping them into categories or “security zones”. Today we want to explain the changes to security zones you’ll see in IE7 so we should first clarify what the security rules are in IE6. On the Security tab of Internet Options under the tools menu, you will see the Internet, Intranet, Trusted Sites and Restricted Sites zones. The rules for security zones control how each group of websites is allowed to interact with your computer. If you...
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    I want to try IE7 for XP already

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    Every day, I get lots of email asking for a build of IE7 for XP. If you have an account on the internal Microsoft corporate network, I have a link I can send you. For everyone else, we need a better answer than “We’re hiring; please come join us.” (That said, we’re hiring; please come join us .) We’ll post an updated pre-release build of IE7 for Windows XP publicly – no MSDN membership required – during the first calendar quarter of 2006. We want to make sure that everyone has an opportunity...
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    Better Website Identification and Extended Validation Certificates in IE7 and Other Browsers

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    Today I want to tell you about both our established plan to highlight secure sites in IE7 but also to tell you about some early thinking in the industry about creating stronger standards for identity on the internet. IE7 will join other browsers like Firefox, Opera and Konqueror in making the experience for secure (HTTPS) sites more visible by moving the lock icon into the address bar. We think the address bar is also important for users to see in pop-up windows. A missing address bar creates...
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    New enhancements to Phishing Filter protection for IE

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    Hello, I’m John Scarrow and am the general manager for the Anti-Spam and Anti-Phishing Team at Microsoft. My team developed and runs the Microsoft Phishing Filter you’ve seen for the current beta of Internet Explorer for Windows Vista and Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP, and I wanted to follow up on previous posts about the Phishing Filter to highlight some news from today. Today Microsoft announced agreements with three new data providers – Cyota Inc., Internet Identity and MarkMonitor – who...
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    Genuine Windows and Browsers

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    The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid. —IEBlog Editor, 12 September 2012 The core of my team’s job is to make IE7 and Windows Vista so compelling so that people choose our products. The people who work on Windows want you to have a good experience, whether you use IE or not - for example, Windows Media Player has a Firefox plugin . I also recently got a chance to play with a new Firefox plugin that simplifies and improves the Windows validation...
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    Windows Network Developer Platform Information

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    On last Monday, Venkat mentioned some of the improvements made for the new version of WinINET.dll shipping alongside Internet Explorer 7. For developers in the audience, I’d like to note that the Windows Network Developer Platform blog is a great source of news about WinINET and other networking modules within Windows. Of particular interest to developers working with WinINET are the post on API Validation changes and the post on System.NET support for Internet Explorer proxy settings . - EricLaw
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    IE Security Update Impact to Security and Compatibility

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    We’ve heard some concerns about the potential impact of recent IE updates, and I want to give you background on these updates so you can understand the impact. It is a top goal of ours to keep users safe and web pages working as the author intended. The great majority of users and developers should not be negatively impacted by recent IE security changes. However, there is potential for any code change to change how a web page works, which is why we are very careful about deciding what changes...
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    The Beta 1 Refresh of the IE Developer Toolbar

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    Hello, my name is Jeff Varga and I am an intern from U.C. Berkeley on the IE team. One of my projects this fall is to help build the IE Developer Toolbar into a great product for the IE community. We are pleased to release the beta 1 refresh of the IE Developer Toolbar . The community feedback was incredibly helpful in finding a lot of problems and in planning for new functionality. We’ve combed through the replies to the initial release blog post and on the IE wiki at Channel 9 . Please keep...
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    IE7 Networking improvements in content caching and decompression

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    Hello! I am Venkat Kudallur, development lead for Networking in Internet Explorer. We have made several improvements in Internet Explorer in Networking, and in this post, I would like to introduce you to some of the improvements in content caching and decompression in IE, two features that play a key role in speeding up the delivery of pages from a remote web server. If you’re a webmaster, developer using the IE Networking API, or just curious about IE Networking, I think you’ll find these details...
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    Introducing the IE team at the India Development Center (IDC)

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    The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid. —IEBlog Editor, 21 August 2012 I am Puneet Arora and I’m a Program Manager on the IE team at Microsoft’s India Development Center (IDC). The team started just 6 months ago and has just the right mix of fresh engineering graduates full of zeal, people with prior experience and some old time Microsoft veterans. The focus for the IDC team is making IE great for IT professionals. For IE7 for both...
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    Upcoming HTTPS Improvements in Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2

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    In the past, we’ve called upon website operators to ensure they are using HTTPS securely . This time, I’d like to tell you about the changes IE7 has made to improve the security and user experience for HTTPS connections. Safer Protocol Defaults HTTPS uses encryption to secure your Internet traffic to protect it from snooping or tampering by others on the network. HTTPS uses either the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) or the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocols to protect data. For Internet...
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    Call to action: The demise of CSS hacks and broken pages

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    We’re starting to see the first round of sites and pages breaking due to the CSS fixes we have made. We would like to ask your help in cleaning up existing CSS hacks in your pages for IE7. It is has been our policy since IE6 that under quirks doctype we will not make any behavioral changes so that existing pages will continue to render unmodified, but under the strict doctype we want to change behavior to be as compliant as possible with the web standards. For IE7, we introduced new CSS functionality...
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    IE October 2005 Security Update is now available!

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    The IE October 2005 security updates are now available! This group of security updates is now available via Windows Update . Alternatively, you can receive this and all other Microsoft updates available via the new Microsoft Update . I would encourage you to upgrade to Microsoft Update if you haven’t already. Information about the IE Security update can be found at: MS05-052 – Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (KB# 896688) This security update package contains fixes for the following...
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    The orange icon...

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    We are currently working on the icon for feeds and have some designs to share. It’s orange. It’s rectangular. Check it out on the RSS blog . - Jane
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    A quick blog from the floor of the Hack in the box conference

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    Tony and Rob have just wrapped up their keynote here in Kuala Lumpur, and I wanted to make sure that the resources they talked about are listed here both for the benefit of the conference attendees who wanted to get to them and to everyone else who couldn’t be here today. The talk spoke to how Microsoft’s Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) has influenced the development of IE 7. Specifically, and quite obviously if you’ve been reading this blog, IE 7 isn’t just about patching problems but about...
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    IE development in China

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    The information published in this post is now out-of-date. —IEBlog Editor, 21 August 2012 Tony Chor , Rob Franco , and myself are in Beijing today as we make our way to Kuala Lumpur for the Hack-In-The-Box conference . We have a great team over here in what we call the ATC (Advanced Technology Center). In the past 6 months they’ve gone from just starting to adding serious value to IE 7. The folks over here have already contributed to IE 7 by re-writing the select control which Chris Wilson...
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    More details on Protected Mode IE in Windows Vista

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    Hello, I’m Marc Silbey, a Program Manager focused on IE security. I’m back from my honeymoon and I want to follow-up to Rob’s last post on IE7 Security by providing you with more detail on Protected Mode’s compatibility features and by telling you about a related workaround to a known issue in the first Community Technology Preview (CTP) build of Windows Vista. As Rob mentioned, Protected Mode helps to eliminate the silent install of malicious code through Windows Vista’s User Account Protection...
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    IE7 Security in Brief

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    While Rob Franco and Chris Wilson were presenting and getting feedback at PDC, I spent most of my time in smaller discussions (for example, with Paul and Joe ) about the security work we’ve done in IE. The discussions reminded me that, before most of the team was working on IE7, before Rob posted about our overall approach to IE7 security, we heard three things about IE and security over and over: "take it out of the operating system (or integrate it less), get rid of ActiveX, and rewrite IE to be...
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    Developer Toolbar for IE announced at PDC

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    The developer community has asked for a long time: Where is the free developer toolbar for IE? We recognized the popularity of free IE tools like Fiddler and we listened to your feedback. I am glad to announce the next addition to our developer tool support: The IE dev toolbar. This tool will help developers to explore their HTML documents and understand everything about it. With the IE Dev Toolbar you have several features at your fingertips to go deep into existing pages or pages that you are...
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    The <?xml> prolog, strict mode, and XHTML in IE

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    I realized as I read through the comments to my last blog post that I forgot to mention one important item that was in my presentation. We have fixed the DOCTYPE switch so it will skip an XML prolog, so that valid XHTML can be handled in strict compliance mode rather than quirks mode. I’ve also been reading comments for some time in the IEBlog asking for support for the “application/xml+xhtml” MIME type in IE. I should say that IE7 will not add support for this MIME type – we will, of course,...
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    IE7 and OpenSearch: Behind the scenes

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    As Aaron mentioned, the IE team collaborated with A9/Amazon on OpenSearch 1.1. This blog post is a story about how the collaboration took place. IE7 Beta1 shipped with a set of 5 search providers and there wasn’t a way (short of hacking the registry) to add more search providers. When we started looking into how a site should describe itself, our first thought was the ‘src’ format . After all, it was pretty simple and it could describe how to construct the query to get the search result page back...
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    Adding Search providers to IE 7 using OpenSearch 1.1

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    It’s our goal to make it easy for IE7 users to personalize their list of search providers. The user should be able to target their search directly to site of their choice: MSDN, Intranet portal, Team Sharepoint, PubMed, NYTimes, Costco, USPS, Amazon, WikiPedia, Ebay, Craigslist, etc. My last blog post mentioned we will be adding extensibility for Internet Explorer’s new Search Box in Beta 2. We’re announcing the API at PDC during Chris Wilson’s talk on IE7. Here are the details. The scenario has...
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    Hello from LA!

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    I’m here at the Microsoft Professional Developer Conference 2005 in Los Angeles, and I just finished giving my presentation entitled "What’s New in IE7?" to a pretty full house (for a late afternoon session). I’m still pretty pumped up from my talk, but I wanted to share the features we haven’t previously mentioned (and repeat a few we have) for everyone who didn’t make it to the PDC. Expect to see more detail on these features in the near future here on the IEBlog, and of course these features will...
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    PDC talk on IE Security features (FUNL03) rescheduled to tomorrow 12:30 in 402AB

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    The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid. —IEBlog Editor, 21 August 2012 If you are here at the PDC you probably know that the Keynote presentation went much longer than expected today. Because of that, all of the lunch talks were cancelled, including my talk, “FUNL03 Case Study: building a more secure browser in IE7”. There was already a group of folks waiting in the audience. When the cancellation was announced, I gave folks the option...
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    Phishing Filter in IE7

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    Hi, my name is Tariq Sharif and I am a Program Manager on the IE Security team. One of the threats users face on the web is phishing. Today, I want to tell you about the Phishing Filter in IE7, a new security feature designed to dynamically warn users if they visit a phishing site. I’ll cover the filter service communication flow, show you what some of the filter notifications look like, how can you report a phishing site and most importantly I will let you know the process of reporting an...
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