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Internet Explorer's getting a little bit safer. Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) Wednesday unveiled significant new security features that will be in the next version of the company's Web browser, Internet Explorer 8, currently in public beta testing.

From Microsoft's standpoint, any improvement in security is a plus, and the company seems to be taking that to heart with Internet Explorer 8, which includes a slew of new or upgraded security features. In the past, Microsoft has been heavily criticized for its browser security, while its chief competitor, Mozilla Firefox, has been largely lauded.

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The warning has options either to go to the user's home page or to "disregard and continue," though the first option is in much bigger text. Businesses will be able to set policy so that "disregard and continue" doesn't show up as an option. The anti-malware protection will also block suspicious downloads.
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I think they should set it so that "disregard and continue" doesn't show up by default. That would be much more secure for the average user. Then they could just have an option somewhere to add the "disregard and continue" button back if absolutely necessary. That way only experienced users would be likely to click it.

Anyways, it's good to see IE security advancing. Even if I don't use it, a lot of people do, and they could probably use some more security.
    
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that's just creative
LOL WUT? a
    
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