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Re: 'cross site scripting' CERT advisory and MS
From: Alexander.Schreiber () INFORMATIK TU-CHEMNITZ DE (Alexander Schreiber)
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2000 13:46:41 +0100


On Thu, 17 Feb 2000 flynngn () JMU EDU wrote:

David LeBlanc wrote:

What I recommend specifically for using Outlook (probably also applies to
other mail readers using IE as a HTML viewer) is:
1) Set it to run in the Restricted Sites zone
2) Edit the Restricted Sites zone into what I call maximum paranoia mode -
turn EVERYTHING off.  IIRC, cookies are off to begin with, but this gets
them turned off for sure.

Wouldn't it be better to set the Internet zone for high security and
then set the browser to use the Internet zone? The restricted zone requires
entering the list of untrusted systems while the Internet zone says

Sorry - but having to specify the list of _untrusted_ systems for a
restricted zone sounds broken to me - this means that by default you trust
everybody, unless specified otherwise. I think the other way around (i.e.
giving a list of _trusted_ systems) is the correct way to go. Or am I
horribly mistaken here ?

Regards,
       Alex.

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