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Safer Surfing with "Pinned" Websites

Loyal readers know that I have recommended here that it is time to get off of 32-bit Windows XP, and upgrade to Windows 7 x64. Why? Mainly security. The Internet is a dangerous place, whether you want to hear that or not. Today I have a link to an article those of you who already have Windows 7 should read (IMHO).

“The Pinned Sites feature in IE9 is a great way to integrate your favorite sites into the Windows 7 user experience. Better still, there are five significant security benefits in creating and using Pinned Sites for secure applications like online banking.

First, when you pin a site you trust to your taskbar, and get in the habit of using that pinned icon to launch your secure experience, you can avoid clicking on links in emails, reducing the likelihood of a phishing attack luring you to a phony site. This “secure launch” behavior also helps reduce the possibility of a typo in the address bar sending you to the wrong site…”

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Today’s free link: How to Easily Backup All of Your Google Doc Files To Your Computer

March 16, 2011 Posted by | computers, IE 9, Internet, Microsoft, security, software, Windows 7 | 5 Comments