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Re: Question: IE8 and 128-bit encryption

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Old 09-28-2009
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: Question: IE8 and 128-bit encryption
[crosspost to Vista Security newsgroup]

IE 64-bit on your Vista 64-bit computer has nothing to do with browser
encryption.

What does IE Help | About list under Cipher Strength?

[In short, you're OK.]


Zeabed wrote:
> Pleading crass ignorance here, but have searched for info on this issue
> and
> have not been able to find anyone with a pulse to answer it.
>
> I have the latest version of IE8 (8.0.6001.18813) in my VAIO VGN-FW300
> Series notebook computer. My bank has just notified me that as of October
> 1, 2009 access to their online account will only be possible for customers
> with an 128-encryption capability browser. There are two shortcuts for
> IE8
> on my desktop. One is for 64-bit encryption and the other one is the
> standard version, but the latter does not list the bit encryption count.
> Is 128-bit the current standard level of encryption in IE8? If not, what
> can I do to obtain that level of encryption to continue performing my
> routine banking transactions? (I have Windows Vista Office/Student. The
> Help tab indicates "Cipher Strength: 256-bit, but I don't think that this
> refers to encryption.) Help with this question will be highly appreciated.


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Old 09-29-2009
Zeabed
 

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Re: Question: IE8 and 128-bit encryption
Thank you all.

"PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:

> [crosspost to Vista Security newsgroup]
>
> IE 64-bit on your Vista 64-bit computer has nothing to do with browser
> encryption.
>
> What does IE Help | About list under Cipher Strength?
>
> [In short, you're OK.]
>
>
> Zeabed wrote:
> > Pleading crass ignorance here, but have searched for info on this issue
> > and
> > have not been able to find anyone with a pulse to answer it.
> >
> > I have the latest version of IE8 (8.0.6001.18813) in my VAIO VGN-FW300
> > Series notebook computer. My bank has just notified me that as of October
> > 1, 2009 access to their online account will only be possible for customers
> > with an 128-encryption capability browser. There are two shortcuts for
> > IE8
> > on my desktop. One is for 64-bit encryption and the other one is the
> > standard version, but the latter does not list the bit encryption count.
> > Is 128-bit the current standard level of encryption in IE8? If not, what
> > can I do to obtain that level of encryption to continue performing my
> > routine banking transactions? (I have Windows Vista Office/Student. The
> > Help tab indicates "Cipher Strength: 256-bit, but I don't think that this
> > refers to encryption.) Help with this question will be highly appreciated.

>
>

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