Microsoft previews security features of Windows Vista

Friday, 16 September 2005, 9:25 AM EST

We’re doing a number of things in Windows Vista to help protect users from malware. One of the most innovative is protected mode in Internet Explorer. Protected mode reduces the severity of threats to IE and add-ons running in the IE process by eliminating the silent install of malicious code through software vulnerabilities. This is done by automatically running IE in isolation from any other application or process in the operating system and limiting the IE process from writing to any location beyond Temporary Internet Files without explicit user consent.

By Alexander Wolfe at InformationWeek.

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