Click here to download Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2. IE 7 is nearing release bringing with it a wealth of security improvements including significant re-engineering and new features including the anti-phishing filter.
Much will no doubt be made of the functionality improvements too such as the neat tabbed group handling – you can preview all open tabs and save them too. IE 7 does a good job of making the browsing experience richer. My interest lies of course in the improved security.
The Phishing Filter makes it really easy to tell when the target website is suspicious either by the URL (none Fully Qualified Domain Name, mis-spelling, replacement of letters with numbers et al) and by referencing an online database of known illicit sites.
Please let me know how you get on by posting a comment. This is of course beta software so it’s not recommended for use in production environments.
There’s a great interview explaining all about the IE 7 security enhancements on Channel 9 – click here to find out for yourself.