Mozilla expects to release the final version of Firefox 4 (which has been in beta since early July) before the end of the year. Beta 5 comes out this week. This version will include a new security feature, the HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) standard, which allows web site owners to ensure that the browser goes to the secure version of a web site instead of first going through a non-encrypted HTTP address. You can read more about this and other Firefox 4 features here:
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Debra Littlejohn Shinder is a technology and security analyst and author specializing in identity, security and cybercrime, utilizing her past experience as a police officer and police academy/criminal justice instructor. She has written numerous books and articles for web and print publications and has been awarded the Microsoft MVP designation for fourteen years in a row.