Microsoft Planning 'Lower Rights' IE 7.0

A senior Microsoft executive on Monday confirmed that the upcoming Internet Explorer 7.0 browser upgrade will ship with reduced privilege mode turned on by default to help thwart browser-based hacking attacks.

During a strategic briefing on security at the TechEd conference, corporate VP of Microsoft Corp.'s Security Business & Technology Unit Gordon Mangione said IE 7.0 will be chock full of security and privacy enhancements, all aimed at addressing the biggest threats facing Web surfers today.

News source: eWeek

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