Fri, Oct 28 2005 7:41
Microsoft outlines IE7 security plans
Microsoft is tightening up the way its Internet Explorer
browser handles HTTPS for version 7, which is used to secure online
transactions, in an attempt to give people more protection online.
In a posting on the Microsoft Internet Explorer blog, IE program
manager Eric Lawrence said that IE7 would support the Transport Layer
Security (TLS) protocol by default.
Existing versions of IE
automatically use the SSL 2.0 protocol, which is weaker than TLS, to
encrypt user data, although it is possible to manually switch to
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