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XML-MENU

Last Updated: Sep 28 '01

This package contains a full menu of custom Import XML files that can be used to manipulate IE6's handling of cookies in the Internet and Trusted zones (the Privacy tab controls only the Internet zone). These XML files do work with Windows XP Service Pack 2.

The files are divided into three sets: one "short list" of recommended files, and two "advanced" lists containing a wide range of possible Privacy configurations.

The ReadMe covers the basics of using custom XML Import files and details all the files that are available.

A .REG file that can be used to restore the default Privacy tab settings is included.

Installation & Use:

Download one of the following files from the Download section below:

  • XML-MENU.EXE is a self-extracting .ZIP file, which you can double-click on to extract the files inside (default dir is C:\XML-MENU).
  • XML-MENU.ZIP requires that you have an "zip/unzip" program like WinZip, 7-Zip, or PowerArchiver to extract the files.

After you explode the files from the archive you downloaded, consult XML-MENU.TXT for more information about using the custom XML Import files with Internet Explorer 6.0.

Download:

XML-MENU.EXE Free! 86 KB PGP signature
XML-MENU.ZIP Free! 49 KB PGP signature

These files have been signed with with my 4096/1024 DH/DSS PGP key. You can get it and my other PGP keys HERE.

The PGP signature files are digital signatures that PGP users can use to verify the integrity and origin of the download packages. If you're not a PGP user, you don't have to download the PGP signature files (or my PGP public keys) in order to use the utilities that I make available. If you're interested in learning more about PGP, check some of the links on THIS page.

This program is Free! Please read this License & Disclaimer.

Credits & Acknowledgements:

Thanks to R2, CNZ, alotero, jbibe, OzarkMan, and all the other readers of the DSLR Security forum who have patiently reviewed and commented on this package and provided ideas and suggestions for the XML Import files.

Last Updated: Sep 28 '01

IE6-CUSTOM

Last Updated: Sep 23 '01

If you're using a custom-created Security zone in IE6, then this package may be of interest to you. It contains a set of .REG files that allow users to configure the handling of cookies in zone 5 (the first custom zone beyond the four default IE Security zones).

These .REG files cover the full range of possible settings with the new IE6 Privacy controls, making available what was previously possible only with the Internet and Trusted zones through XML files to a custom IE Security zone.

Installation & Use:

Download one of the following files from the Download section below:

  • IE6-CUSTOM.EXE is a self-extracting .ZIP file, which you can double-click on to extract the files inside (default dir is C:\IE6-CUSTOM).
  • IE6-CUSTOM.ZIP requires that you have an "zip/unzip" program like WinZip, 7-Zip, or PowerArchiver to extract the files.

After you explode the files from the archive you downloaded, consult IE6-CUSTOM.TXT for more information about using the .REG files with Internet Explorer 6.0.

Download:

IE6-CUSTOM.EXE Free! 55 KB PGP signature
IE6-CUSTOM.ZIP  Free! 18 KB PGP signature

These files have been signed with with my 4096/1024 DH/DSS PGP key. You can get it and my other PGP keys HERE.

The PGP signature files are digital signatures that PGP users can use to verify the integrity and origin of the download packages. If you're not a PGP user, you don't have to download the PGP signature files (or my PGP public keys) in order to use the utilities that I make available. If you're interested in learning more about PGP, check some of the links on THIS page.

This program is Free! Please read this License & Disclaimer.

Last Updated: Sep 23 '01


 
Links to Information
 
DSLR - "IE6 and Cookies"

This is the thread that started it all. Originating on 8/27/01 and extending over 180 posts, this thread covers most of the basics surrounding IE6's new Privacy options including: IE6 Privacy terminology, the Privacy tab slider, the "Advanced..." settings, IE6 compatibility with IE-SPYAD, and the effectiveness of various strategies for controlling cookies in IE6. Included at various stops along the way are a generous helping of screenshots, lists, and diagrams, as well as successive versions of R2's detailed tables, which outline the various Privacy tab slider options. An essential primer in IE6's new Privacy options, this thread concludes with R2's first custom XML Import file.

DSLR - "IE6 does not handle cookies the same"

The second major thread devoted to IE6, this one concentrates much more exclusively on custom XML Import files and how to use them to configure IE6's handling of cookies in the Internet and Trusted zones.

"P3P & Internet Explorer 6.0 Privacy Info"

This is a page of links to information about Internet Explorer 6.0 and P3P standards. Included are over 30 links to all the major documents from Microsoft and the W3C, as well as various critiques of IE6 and P3P from organizations like Junkbusters and EPIC (some of them quite harsh).

"Internet Privacy w/ IE6 & P3P: A Summary of Findings"

This page grew out of the first major DSLR thread and contains the results of a series of trials conducted with IE6 using different combinations of Security and Privacy configurations. This page offers an analysis that sorts through the trial results and summarizes the effects of various IE6 options on cookie handling. It concludes with a set of recommendations for those interested in protecting their privacy with IE6.

"IE6 & P3P Are Not Panaceas"

This is a short, summary review of some of the major problems and failings in IE 6.0's implemention of the P3P standards.

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