Locking Down the Browser
The big selling point for IE 8 (and yes, I know the software is free!) was security. The same is true for IE 9 -- a point Microsoft is taking great pains to make.
One of the biggest threats is the inadvertent downloading rogue code. IE 9 taps into a database of identified malware and warns users who may be tricked into downloading one of these little nasties. Files that are deemed safe can be used with no warning at all.
Microsoft still has roughly 60 percent or more of the browser market and loathes giving up any more share.
Have you tried to IE 9 beta? Impressions welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Doug Barney on 09/20/2010 at 1:18 PM