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Next Internet Explorer 8.0 release gets security boost

More protection from IE8 Beta 2, due in August

The next beta release of Internet Explorer 8.0 will benefit from two new security features.

Smart Screen, which uses technology present in IE7, is designed to screen for and filter out phishing sites. According to Microsoft, the new function will also detect and warn users if a download has taken place from a site that is known to distribute malware. It is hoped this function will put a stop to users being tricked into launching malicious applications.

The new beta version of IE8 will also feature a filter to block cross-scripting attacks that see data from a compromised page switched with a page from a malicious site without the user's knowledge.

IE8 Beta 2 is expected to be released in August.

See also: Next Internet Explorer 8 beta targets IT pros

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