Thursday, February 02, 2006

HTTPS Security Improvements in Internet Explorer 7

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.

In order to improve security and add new functionality, changes have been made to the HTTPS implementation in Windows Internet Explorer 7. New protocol defaults in IE7 reduce the likelihood of someone taking advantage of configuration or protocol weaknesses to intercept or modify Web traffic transferred using the HTTPS protocol. New error pages provide a simplified user experience which helps to mitigate social-engineering and phishing attacks.

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