Improved security features of Internet Explorer 11

Posted: January 22, 2014 in Analysis
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Internet Explorer 11 offers improvements to Enhanced Protected Mode, password manager, and other security features. Internet Explorer 11 also turns on Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 by default.

Privacy settings

By adjusting Internet Explorer’s privacy settings, you can affect how websites monitor your online activity. For example, you can decide which cookies are stored, how and when sites can use your location info, and block unwanted pop-ups.

Tracking Protection

Tracking Protection helps prevent information about your browsing from being sent to third–party content providers on sites you visit. Think of a Tracking Protection Lists as a “do not call” list. Internet Explorer blocks any third–party content from sites on the list, and limits the info that those third–party sites can collect about you.

Private Browsing

Browsers store some info—like your search history—to help improve your experience on the web. When you use InPrivate Browsing, info like passwords, search history, and page history is deleted once you close the tab.

Enhanced Protected Mode

Enhanced Protected Mode makes it harder for malware to run in Internet Explorer. It’s turned on by default for Internet Explorer, but you can turn it on or off in Internet Explorer for the desktop.

Security zones

By changing the security settings, you can customize how Internet Explorer helps protect your PC from potentially harmful or malicious web content. Internet Explorer automatically assigns all websites to a security zone: Internet, Local intranet, Trusted sites, or Restricted sites. Each zone has a different default security level that determines what kind of content might be blocked for that site. Depending on the security level of a site, some content might be blocked until you choose to allow it,ActiveX controls might not run automatically, or you might see warning prompts on certain sites. You can customize the settings for each zone to decide how much protection you do or don’t want.


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