Having a security exploit found within hours of its release? One that is apparently carried over from IE6, that Microsoft has known about for a fair amount of time, and neglected to fix? Granted it's lower risk than some, but it does kind of make the anti-phishing feature seem pretty worthless.
Yesterday, Microsoft released their newest tool for surfing the internet. System Requirements indicate users must have Windows XP SP2 or LATER. It is not supported on Windows 2000 or earlier. Links for downloading Internet Explorer are listed below:
Each user needs to make a personal decision when installing a new browser version like this... Some may NEVER install it for a number of reasons. In addition, there are frequently glitches in a new release with patches and fixes released some time in the future.. Recognizing that there are a number of "Newbies" that visit this forum, please be cautious. It may be wise to wait a while until some of the problems with the new release are identified and fixed..
Currently, I'm testing IE7 on our Windows XP SP2 PRO machines. (Microsoft indicates it may be released as a Windows Update in November so I'm checking for issues on our office machines.) Many here have already seen and done Beta testing for Microsoft. For those that haven't seen the new IE7, it is somewhat similar to the previous IE 6 but there is definitely a new look, new tabbed browsing, and a few things like a "Phishing Filter" which checks for websites that use "Phishing" techniques to steal your personal information. It will take a little getting used to.
Hope this helps.