Internet Explorer 7 has a number of advanced security capabilities, including the ability to run in protected mode, restrict which protocols downloaded content can use, and protection against phishing and common cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. However, many organizations have abandoned IE in favor of Firefox, widely perceived to be a safer browser. But is that no longer true?
This podcast will offer a browser security comparison, exploring the various security merits of Firefox and IE 7, and show enterprises how to decide which is right for their organizations.
Download for later:
- Internet Explorer: Right Click > Save Target As
- Firefox: Right Click > Save Link As
Editor’s note: This podcast was originally recorded in May, 2007.
About the expert:
Peter H. Gregory, CISA, CISSP, is the author of several books including Solaris Security, Computer Viruses For Dummies, Blocking Spam, Spyware For Dummies and the April 2007 title, Securing the Vista Environment. Gregory is a security strategist at a financial management software company located in Redmond, Wash. He is an advisory board member of the University of Washington’s Center for Information Assurance & Cybersecurity, is a board member of the Evergreen State Chapter of InfraGard, and is a distinguished speaker who has appeared at numerous industry conferences.
This was first published in May 2007