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Insider Power Techniques for Microsoft® Windows® XP by Austin Wilson, Scott Andersen, Geoff Winslow, Paul McFedries

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Surfing the Web Securely

When implementing security for Internet Explorer, Microsoft realized that different sites have different security needs. For example, it makes sense to have fairly stringent security for Internet sites, but you can probably scale the security back a bit when browsing pages on your corporate intranet.

To handle these different types of sites, Internet Explorer defines various security zones, and you can customize the security requirements for each zone. The current zone is displayed in the status bar.

To work with these zones, either select Tools, Internet Options in Internet Explorer, or launch Control Panel’s Internet Options icon. In the Internet Options dialog box that appears, select the Security tab, shown in Figure 14-6 ...

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