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Understanding Internet Security Settings The browser’s settings protect us against script attacks. These settings also block pop-up windows and other types of web advertising that can take up the user’s time and divert attention away from the Internet. In the following exercise, you will learn the settings of ActiveX controls, cookies, security levels of the Internet, auto complete option, and accessibility and how to clear browsing history. Objective : To broadly understand Internet Explorer security settings. 1. Open Internet Explorer and click on Tools and select Internet Options.
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2. Make sure the General tab is selected. 3. Under Browsing history , click on the Setting button. The settings window describes where to store temporary Internet files. The temporary Internet files can be set to automatically update or to never be updated. These files can be updated when web pages are visited or when the browser gets started.
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4. Under the Temporary Internet Files box, click on View files . View files list the cookie files. Cookies are stored as temporary files by web servers like amazon.com. Cookies contain information that help web servers recall history of the user. 5. Click on any cookie file and review its content. If a pop up window appears indicating that running a system command on this item might be unsafe, Do you want to continue? Click
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on the Yes button. 6. Close the window. 7. Click on the OK button on the Temporary Internet Files and History Settings. 8. Under Tabs, click on the Settings button.
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9. Review the tabbed browsing settings and close the window. 10. On the General tab, under Appearance, click on Colors .
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11. Deselect Use Windows Colors option and review the color options. 12. Click on the Cancel button. 13. Click on Fonts and review different options you have for webpage display.
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14. Click on the Cancel button. 15. Click on the Accessibilit y button and review the formatting and style sheet options for improved accessibility. 16. Click on the Cancel button
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Security tab. 18. Click on the Internet if not already selected in the zone to view or change security settings. 19. Click on the slider to change the security levels to medium, medium- high, to high. 20. Click on the
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2011 for the course IT 103 taught by Professor Sangjara during the Fall '08 term at George Mason.

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