IE7 will incorporate antivirus technology and enhanced anti-phishing software

Microsoft has detailed its forthcoming privacy Latest News about privacy and security Latest News about Security plans, which include enhancements to Internet Explorer 7 and the addition of digital rights management software into applications at the document level. Despite earlier plans not to do a browser update until Longhorn's release in 2006, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates confirmed that code for IE 7 will be available this summer in beta and in full by Christmas. The browser will incorporate antivirus technology from recently acquired Sybari, and enhanced anti-phishing software. "Anti-phishing will definitely be built in to IE 7," said Brendon Lynch, senior privacy strategist at Microsoft.
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July 12, 2005 03:21 PM | Posted in Microsoft


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AOL Explorer Beta already incorporate "enhanced" anti-phishing software.

Site icon Comment by Thomas at July 13, 2005 10:28 AM | Permalink

To counter the AV, we need to build in plug-in hooks into Firefox and Mozilla for AV programs. It should be easy for AV software developers. Just scanning files as they are written to cache is not good enough. We need to catch them before that.

To counter the anti-phishing, a home-grown solution can work. For example, we can add a big horizontal bar whenever we go to an HTTPS site and on that bar reveal in full the site URL.

Never give up. We shall triumph. The Force is with us.

Comment by Mozilla Zealot at July 17, 2005 06:01 AM | Permalink

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