As I use the new RC the more changes/feature I come across. Below are a few I came across over the weekend.
One of the new popup messages I came across was a new “cross-site scripting” dialog shown below
I don’t know what this does, but it was at a well know site. I assume this is to do with XSS Filter setting and I could not find anything more on this on the web.
The other is when you download a exe or other executable files. I am quite sure this feature was not there in the Beta as today is the first time I came across this. This is a prompt I got when I tried to download an exe file.
If you see, there is no run option in the popup bar. I clicked on Action and I got another dialog
Again here the “Run anyway” option becomes available only if you click a expander button (those small arrow’y things). The default action available is only “Don’t run” and “Delete”.
This is quite a good thing as it basically adds a layer of protection and requires user action to actually run an executable from a unknown site. Also if the download is from a source that is marked as reputable, then this dialog does not popup.
More details on this feature at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2010/10/13/stranger-danger-introducing-smartscreen-application-reputation.aspx