Enhance Internet Explorer Security

10 Jul 2013 13:19
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Online security is very important as long as personal and business users are concerned. Hackers use different techniques to break the security. The total threats are divided in the following three categories:

· Social Media Attacks-
Includes hacking email, banking and social media accounts, sending spam links to contacts.

· Direct Attacks on Computer System-
Includes attempts made to hack a computer device, steal personal information, using background monitoring programs and keygens to record user activities

· Cross-Scripting-
Includes attacks on a website/ server with the intention to disrupt business activities, delete data, modify information and steal customer details.

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Most of us consider Internet Explorer as a secure web browser. It contains dozens of features that protect your computer against cyber attacks, security threats, hacking and other malpractices. No doubt; there are certain vulnerabilities too.

Warning System

Internet Explorer has a warning system. It protects you against dangerous and malicious downloads. It lets you to take decision before downloading anything on your system. Warning system ensures that you are downloading only safe and secure content from the Internet.

Warning System warns you whenever you try to download a potentially dangerous, malicious and harmful content from the Internet. For instance, you may receive a warning message that a particular file is not commonly downloaded and could harm your system. Make sure that the file is stored on trusted server. The warning message comes with three options; viz. Delete, Actions and View Downloads.

ActiveX Filtering

ActiveX Filtering helps you filter dangerous content on the Internet. It helps you customize the list of websites that can run ActiveX Controls. You can choose particular websites to run ActiveX Controls. Running ActiveX Controls from malicious websites can cause system unstability, attacks on privacy, hacking and other risks. If you want to turn off the ActiveX Filtering feature, use its button located on the left corner of the screen.

SmartScreen Filter

SmartScreen is used to protect your system from malware. This feature catches suspected websites which contain malicious content. It will instantly alert you whenever the site is unsafe.

Protection from Unauthorized Tracking

There are so many websites which use the latest technology to track user activities. Internet Explorer is equipped with advanced tracking protection through which you can safeguard your privacy.

You can get Tracking Protection List and install it on your system. These tracking protection lists are available from trusted sources. You can enable or disable third-party tracking.

Be Safe from Cross-Site Scripting

Internet Explorer comes with protection against cross-scripting risks. Cyber attackers can easily get access to your website code and add malicious code in it. It helps them grab information from your visitors and steal important business information.

Technically such risks are known as Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerabilities. A site may be vulnerable of such attacks. One can easily get access to website HTML Code and modify it with wrong intention.

The latest technology used in Internet Explorer web browser quickly identifies such attacks. Once these attacks are identified, it neutralizes them.

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