As Eric introduced in his post earlier this week, Internet Explorer offers layered defenses to protect against and mitigate each of three major classes of threats that browser users face when surfing the sometimes-hostile Web:
- Technological attacks designed to exploit the browser or operating system
- Web attacks designed to exploit vulnerabilities in Web sites
- Social engineering attacks against the user’s trust
Today’s post discusses how IE8 and IE9 can help protect users from the third class of attacks: Social Engineering.