Microsoft plans a new browser version with security measures to "prevent
viruses, spyware, 'phishing'":
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. will release a new version
of Internet Explorer,
the world's most widely used Internet browsing software, with new,
built-in security features,
Chairman Bill Gates said Tuesday.
"We have decided to do a new version of Internet Explorer, this is
IE 7," Gates said at the RSA
Security Conference being held in San Francisco.
The world's largest software maker had not previously indicated
whether it planned to release a
new version of IE.
Recently, however, Microsoft's browser has been facing competition
for the first time in years
from the Firefox browser, a free Web browser developed by a network
of software programmers.
The new version of IE, which will be released for preliminary
testing this summer, will have new
protections against viruses, spyware and "phishing" scams, which
fool users into entering sensitive
information on Web pages that appear to be legitimate.
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Guess they're not worried about 'pharming'
(http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/01/31/pharming/) just yet.