Cross-site scripting attacks are a leading online threat. Their aim is to exploit vulnerabilities in the websites you visit. How do they work? By compromising legitimate websites with malicious content that can capture keystrokes and record your login information and password. If your login information and password is captured, your personal data could be compromised.
Internet Explorer (IE8
) has a Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Filter
feature that can help prevent one website from adding potentially malicious script code to another website. XSS Filter
analyzes how websites interact, and when it recognizes a potential attack, it will automatically block script code from running. When this happens, you will see a message in the Notification bar letting you know that the webpage was modified to help protect your privacy and security.
By default the XSS Filter is turned on in IE8 and IE9. This tutorial will show you how to turn the XSS Filter on or off. For more detailed information about the XSS Filter in IE8 and IE9