IE6 Security Settings (archived)

Do something about your browser, no matter which track -- basic, strong or robust -- you're on. It can easily be the weakest link in the chain otherwise.

ZDNet and CERT have illustrated instructions for IE 6 security settings. Their advice and mine may not agree. You get to make up your own mind -- that's part of the fun. :-) If you want to understand more about Internet security settings, study this.

To access Internet Explorer security options: [Click "Tools" ("View" in earlier versions of IE) > "Internet Options" > "Security" (tab) > click the "Custom Level" button. Use the recommended settings listed below.

IE security options were changed by SP2 for Windows. Some settings were added, as noted by "**" and the "Information Bar" was added, which makes IE safer and easier to use.

Some sites may not work well, or at all, after you change these settings. Others may bug you with incessant requests. Many people give up and allow active scripting. Don't do that. Keep your base configuration safe and bypass security constrictions for sites that you trust.