We recommend changing your browser settings in the University at Buffalo computing environment for added safety precautions.
Before implementing recommended changes, each setting should be carefully examined. Don’t implement any settings without first testing it in a non-production environment. The entire process for each browser may take several minutes to even hours (especially if you’re doing this for the first time), depending on the level of security enhancement you’ve chosen.
Before applying system changes, consider the following important issues:
1. Read University at
Buffalo's IT Use Policies.
2. Apply all security hotfixes, or patches, to date for each browser used.
3. Apply updates to all third-party plug-ins installed such as Adobe Flash, Adobe Shockwave, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Silverlight, etc. using HFNetChkPro.
Microsoft’s website offers a more in-depth guide to hardening Internet Explorer 8.