Microsoft is getting ready to release a new security feature for its Edge browser called Enhanced Security Mode in the future update to version 104.0.1293.47.
The new feature isn’t very far from Google’s Chrome Enhanced protection mode, despite what its title suggests. That’s not entirely unexpected given that Edge shares the same foundation as another highly regarded browser. In short, the new option shields users from potentially dangerous websites. Either by preventing code execution on all websites or just those that might be hazardous.
Advertisement Additionally, it activates OS-level security, though it’s not yet clear if just the desktop browser would be covered by those or any other security measures. Or whether Edge apps on other platforms will offer comparable security measures. Hardware-enforced Stack Protection and Arbitrary Code Guard are two of such defenses, though.
Microsoft is implementing all of these measures in an effort to make it more challenging for hackers to take advantage of live vulnerabilities. At least, that’s what Microsoft says.
Though you might have to do it yourself. Although the new safeguards are unquestionably a good feature, they are not activated by default. Once the update is released, users might need to enable the function and select a degree of protection, according to Microsoft.
Advertisement The feature doesn’t seem to be too difficult to activate. Microsoft concealed Enhanced Security Mode in the browser’s options for Microsoft Edge. Specifically, under Privacy, searches, and services, then Settings, followed by Settings and more.
Users will then see the new feature with its own toggles for various security settings. Basic, Balanced, and Strict are these. According to the source, the latter is true for all websites that are visited.