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Internet Explorer 7.0 Coming!


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SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft will release a new version of its Internet Explorer browser with improved security features, Bill Gates announced Tuesday. Speaking at a security conference in San Francisco, the Microsoft chairman also confirmed that a new anti-spyware product, currently being offered for free in test versions, would be free in its final release as well.


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We'll see! :tazz:

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Great!
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For those who care, update information can be read here about IE 7.0 :

< The Browser That Wont Go Away >

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I'll like their finished anti-spyware product. I'll gladly get it.

As for the new IE, it's probably "NOW WITH MORE WAYS YOU TRACK YOUR EVERY MOVE ONLINE"
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As for the new IE, it's probably "NOW WITH MORE WAYS YOU TRACK YOUR EVERY MOVE ONLINE"

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Talk about tracking, Microsoft has many files that are not only hidden, but can't be deleted except by extraordinary means. The index.dat files in many of the content.IEx folders are a good example. Even the index.dat file under WINDOWS\Cookies folder. I've got instructions on how to remove them, but it's a pain. I like using Spybot S&D's file shredder, but it doesn't shred these. Kinda off OT, but Yahoo tracks you big time. You can opt out, but you have to know where to go. Then you have to opt out using each browser you have.

I'm gonna stick with Firefox although Mozilla always doesn't inform you about their security lapses. They just tell you they have a new version ready. :tazz:
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Yeah! Exactaly...That kinda thing just bugs me even if it doesn't make a real difference to me. When I started using firefox recently, I saw much improvement in security and convenince though I am in the dark as far as temp files, what it records, and where history is kept...

Yahoo tracks you?Do you mean the messenger or do they have a browser?
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Yahoo tracks you?Do you mean the messenger or do they have a browser?

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Here's what was found and I've been sending this to several people :

Yahoo is now using something called "Web Beacons" to track Yahoo Group users around the net and see what you're doing and where you are going - similar to cookies.  Yahoo is recording every website and every group you visit.  Take a look at their updated privacy statement :

< http://privacy.yahoo.com/privacy >

About half-way down the page, in the section on cookies, you will see a link that says web beacons.  Click on the phrase web beacons.  That will bring you to a paragraph entitled "Outside the Yahoo Network".

Direct link :< http://privacy.yahoo...ns/details.html >

In this section you'll see a little "click here to opt out" link that will let you "opt-out" of their new method of snooping.  Once you have clicked that link, you are exempted.

Notice the "Success" message on the top of the next page.  Be careful, because on that page, there is a "Cancel Opt-out" button that, if clicked, will "undo" the opt-out.

If you use more than one browser on the Internet, you will have to "opt out" using each browser.

Ron


Hope this can be passed along. Gonna start a new thread about AOL's fine print concerning the "End User License Agreement". This affects a lot of corporate messages where AIM is used. Not sure if ICQ is included or not.

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Oh, that's really sneaky of them. I suppose it's relatively harmless but that's a very sly way of gathering information like browsing habbits. Thanks for passing this along.
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this looks cool
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Looks like Mozilla and Firefox are taking some of the malware heat off of IE :
Hackers Hitting Mozilla/Firefox

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IE 7 or IE 8, it will still suck. Hail Firefox, but iam really sad to hear that hackers are hitting firefox. ;) . And thanks to Major payne for the valuable information.

Cheers! :tazz:
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I'm still going to upgrade, even though I mainly use FF. Some stubborn sites will only support IE. :mad:
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SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft will release a new version of its Internet Explorer browser with improved security features, Bill Gates announced Tuesday. Speaking at a security conference in San Francisco, the Microsoft chairman also confirmed that a new anti-spyware product, currently being offered for free in test versions, would be free in its final release as well.


:tazz: ;) ;) :) :)
The day Microsoft releases anything secure will be the day that I buy everyone who reads this post a beer... :) :)
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