IE9 (Internet Explorer 9) RC to Enhance Security with 'ActiveX Filtering'

Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate build will introduce an important new filtering feature.According to sources familiar with Microsoft's plans, the software giant is currently building copies of IE9 that include an "ActiveX filter" feature. The filter will allow users to control what ActiveX elements are displayed on sites they visit, furthering Microsoft's commitment to […]

Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate build will introduce an important new filtering feature.

According to sources familiar with Microsoft's plans, the software giant is currently building copies of IE9 that include an "ActiveX filter" feature. The filter will allow users to control what ActiveX elements are displayed on sites they visit, furthering Microsoft's commitment to security within its browser.

ie9 activex filter

As you can see in his screenshot, both ActiveX filtering and IE9's new Tracking Protection feature will be available via the browser's Information Bar -- making it easier to block or allow controls. Rogue ActiveX controls have been a common attack vector against Internet Explorer, so it's good to see Microsoft doing its part to help bolster the browser's defenses.

Microsoft is expected to ship the feature inside Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate (RC).

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