IE7 RDP web client fix

by File in: Internet Explorer, Uncategorized

We have a security appliance that manages user passwords.  One feature of this appliance is it can initiate a RDP session to a Windows box and pass the user’s credentials for authentication, which allows the users to access the remote system without knowing their password.  This appliance uses the Remote Desktop Web Connection ActiveX control, and […]

Howto disable the Internet Explorer popup: This page contains both secure and non-secure items. Do you want to display the nonsecure items?

by File in: Internet Explorer

The  Internet Explorer nag  This page contains both secure and non-secure items. Do you want to display the nonsecure items is sooo annoying. To disable this popup in IE6: Tools > Internet Options > Security  Highlight the Internet zone   Select the Custom Level button   Under the Miscellaneous section, change Display Mixed Content from […]

New Internet Explorer 7 0-day exploit

by File in: security

SANS has reported a Microsoft IE7 0-day expoit that is now in the wild. This vulnerability is not adderssed by the forthcoming December 2008 patch Tuesday releases, or by the MS08-073 patch that was released on 12-09-2008. Analysis shows the current exploit checks for the following conditions: The user has to be running Internet Explorer […]

Internet Explorer 7 Extended Verification Certificates and the Phishing Filter

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IE7’s Phishing filter, which is supposed to be a layer of defense against Internet bad guys, drives me crazy.  The performance impact is noticeable, since every DNS request made by the browser has to be redirected to Microsoft to be checked against a database of known malicious sites.  I typically disable the Phishing filter the […]

Cannot Uninstall IE7 from Windows Server 2003

by File in: Windows

When trying to uninstall Internet Explorer 7 on a Windows Server 2003 SP2 machine, the Remove button may not be visible in Add/Remove programs. Sometimes the button is visible, but clicking it displays the following: “An error occurred while trying to remove Windows Internet Explorer 7. It may have already been uninstalled. Would you like […]

Howto: Thwart Internet Browser Third Party Cookies

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According to Wikipedia, “HTTP cookies, sometimes known as web cookies or just cookies, are parcels of text sent by a server to a web browser and then sent back unchanged by the browser each time it accesses that server. HTTP cookies are used for authenticating, tracking, and maintaining specific information about users, such as site […]

IE7: How to stop from loading every time IE is started

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Every time I launch IE7 the Internet Explorer customization screen,, has been displayed instead of the three home pages I specified in Tools – Internet Options. I had completed the whole customization processs many times, but Internet Explorer never seemed to remember the settings. I found this thread that pointed me in the right […]