- Microsoft is enhancing the security of its Edge web browser.
- When visiting unknown sites, Microsoft Edge will switch to the enhanced security mode and apply security settings that are considered “more cautious.”
Microsoft is enhancing the security of its Edge web browser. The company claims this will result in an additional layer of protection while using the browser to explore the internet and visit “unfamiliar” websites.
When visiting unfamiliar sites, Microsoft Edge will automatically switch to the enhanced security mode and apply security settings considered “more cautious.”
Hardware-enforced Stack Protection and Arbitrary Code Guard (ACG) are two of the defences provided. According to Microsoft, combining these protections make it far more difficult for a rogue website to launch an attack against an end user.
The updated configuration options may be accessed in Microsoft Edge versions 104 and later.
To activate the “Enhance your security on the web” feature, head to your settings, choose the “Privacy, Search, and Services” tab, and then turn on the “Enhance your security on the web” option. After that, you will be able to choose the way of browsing most suitable for your needs.
The different browsing modes include “basic,” “balanced,” and “strict”. The number of domains each security mode may be applied to differentiate the three options. Even though the “strict” mode provides the highest level of security, it is not designed for most users since it requires some configuration to accomplish typical responsibilities.
Using the Enhanced Security Mode, you can also build an “exception site list” for websites you know and trust and do not want the security mode applied. This will make your surfing experience easier while providing you with enhanced protection at the same time.
According to Microsoft, enterprise admins can configure this security feature using Group Policy settings, including creating “Allow” and “Deny” lists, which increase the level of security for their users when they visit certain sites explicitly while disabling the mode for other users.