Windows Defender Beta 2 for Windows XP

Microsoft has FINALLY updated Microsoft AntiSpyware. It’s now Windows Defender, and Beta 2 was released this evening. From the new Windows Defender FAQs: Windows Defender (Beta 2) is the name of the next beta version of Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware. It includes several enhancements that are based on customer input. Changes include, but are not limited to: 1) Improved detection and removal. Windows Defender (Beta 2) can detect and remove more threats posed by spyware and other potentially unwanted software. Real-Time Protection, which helps prevent unwanted software from being installed, is enhanced to better monitor key points in the operating system … Continue reading Windows Defender Beta 2 for Windows XP

Security and Compatibility with IE7

The MS IE Team notice the compatibility with the existing functionality that customers depend on. So they have put many effort to handle it. Here is the info of the new IE on compatibility from the IE Team: One of the biggest challenges in making software more secure is maintaining compatibility with the existing functionality that customers depend on.  We’re here at the RSA security conference in Silicon Valley to work with other software and security professionals to meet our customers’ expectations for safety and compatibility. While we have taken a great deal of care to preserve compatibility, the new … Continue reading Security and Compatibility with IE7

Protected Mode in Vista IE7

Here is the info of the protected mode in Vista IE7 from the IE Team Blog: Microsoft Windows Vista introduced an enhanced security model that we were able to build on in Vista’s version of IE7. I want to tell you about a new major IE defense-in-depth security feature called Protected Mode. Defense in depth is a security principle that a system should provide multiple layers of defense, in case one layer is ever breached. Protected Mode takes advantage of three key new technologies in Vista’s security model: User Account Control (UAC), which implements the Principle of Least Privilege. UAC … Continue reading Protected Mode in Vista IE7