With IE 7, Green Means Go

"Starting early next year, the address bar in Internet Explorer 7 will turn green when surfing to a legitimate Web site--but only in some cases, not all.

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Author: PV5150
Source: CNET News.com

A colored address bar is designed to be a sign that a specific site can be trusted, giving people the green light to carry out transactions there. It is a weapon in the fight against phishing scams, which use fraudulent Web sites. The idea is among the draft guidelines created by the CA Browser Forum, an organisation comprised of companies that issue certificates for Web sites and major browser makers.

Last week, Microsoft decided to adopt that draft version for IE 7, released last month. It plans to add the functionality in January. A primary concern is to help the targets of online scams, said Markellos Diorinos, a product manager for Windows at Microsoft. "If you look at the phishing problem today, it is usually about all the big brands that get hijacked," he said. "We addressed the problem that we have at hand today, and that was one very important thing for us."

But, in an interesting twist to the browser's anti-phishing capacity, initially, only corporations will be able to get the online trust indicator--a rule that shuts out smaller businesses. While the CA Browser Forum is still working on final guidelines that would include all legitimate Web sites, those could take a while to complete.

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14-11-2006, 17:44:59


and the lovely thing is i can get 10% offa pcworld stuff :D

*Wonders why*

04-10-2007, 16:30:04

Sorry but I couldnt help bringing this thread back after I came across it.

£335 !!! :eek:

04-10-2007, 17:09:20

That was cheap when they came out...

04-10-2007, 17:37:57


My mate works there, 20% dicount... Hmmm lol

How come? i work there and only get 10% :mad:

05-10-2007, 10:48:44


They seriously need to update their site, wonder how many ppl are buying that..

05-10-2007, 14:41:57

Wow, 320pounds..

here is $400 CDN, wow its so expensive there!

05-10-2007, 15:53:07

funny thing is US dollar is at a all time low too

07-10-2007, 17:56:22

Wish I lived in America sometimes... no goddam taxes...

07-10-2007, 18:00:11

There are state sales taxes (usually about 6-7%) & whilst you don't pay those when buying from out of state (e.g. mail order) you are meant to declare & pay it in your annual tax report but very few people do.

07-10-2007, 18:35:01

Gotta love the way PCWorld has pretty much exactly the same price on it :p

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