Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 Leaks To Web - InformationWeek
02:17 PM
[Cybersecurity] Costs, Risks, & Benefits
Feb 28, 2017
How much should your organization spend on information security? What's the potential cost of a ma ...Read More>>

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 Leaks To Web

Screenshots and code for the most recent build of Microsoft's IE 7 browser have leaked to the Internet, according to several Windows-related sites

Screenshots and code for the most recent build of Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7 browser have leaked to the Internet, several Windows devotee sites reported Friday.

Internet Explorer 7, which is being co-developed for the upcoming Windows Vista and the current flagship Microsoft OS, Windows XP -- has been posted to at least one German Web site -- links are available from -- where it can be downloaded as an 11MB file in .rar format.

Other sites, including, have posted numerous screenshots of the new browser that show such things as its thumbnail-style QuickTabs and the long-awaited tabbed browsing interface.

Microsoft has been slowly disclosing details of the new browser -- which is supposed to be more secure and offer some of the features the rival Firefox now has -- on an official blog, but it has posted few images of IE 7's interface.

IE 7 is currently in limited beta test; the Redmond, Wash.-based developer has said it would open the preview to the public sometime during the first quarter of 2006. That version will be dubbed "Beta 2," which is the title on the browser's bar in the leaked screenshots.

The appearance of the screenshots and the leak of the code could mean Beta 2 is imminent, several posters to Windows aficionado sites wrote Friday.

"We believe that with these images breaking out into the wild suggests that we may be in for a treat quite soon," wrote an anonymous poster on

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
To learn more about what organizations are doing to tackle attacks and threats we surveyed a group of 300 IT and infosec professionals to find out what their biggest IT security challenges are and what they're doing to defend against today's threats. Download the report to see what they're saying.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
2017 State of the Cloud Report
As the use of public cloud becomes a given, IT leaders must navigate the transition and advocate for management tools or architectures that allow them to realize the benefits they seek. Download this report to explore the issues and how to best leverage the cloud moving forward.
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
Join us for a roundup of the top stories on for the week of November 6, 2016. We'll be talking with the editors and correspondents who brought you the top stories of the week to get the "story behind the story."
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll