Monday, December 18, 2006

IE 7, Security Against Phishing and High CPU Usage

Internet Explorer, the ubiquotus browser by Microsoft got an uplift this October with the release of IE7. The major focus behind this was phishing protection, designed against malicious Web sites that trick users into handing over their personal information.

Inadvertantly, the feature in IE7 that protects against fraudulant websites, in some cases could bog down computers running Windows. This could happen when a Web page contains many frames or when a user browses many frames in a short time. Microsoft has quietly released an update for Internet Explorer that fixes a problem with the browser's phishing shield. In case you are a user of IE7, this phishing fix is available on Microsoft's website.

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