The beta version of the next incarnation of Internet Explorer is expected to be released today, and it will include enhanced security features such as a reputation scanner that will look at the attributes of a downloaded file (such as who published it) to make web browsing safer, along with the promise to deliver “a more beautiful web.” IT departments will want to begin testing IE 9 in anticipation of the update when the final version is released. The bad news is that it runs only on Vista (SP2) and Windows 7, while many companies are still using Windows XP on the desktop.
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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.