Lately, Microsoft released an update for its Edge browser to the stable channel. The new update brings support for the Super Duper Secure Mode, which was under testing since August.
Once you update your Edge browser, you will see the build version updated to 96.0.1054.29.
Microsoft in the changelog has sketched the capabilities and improvements included in the Microsoft Edge 96.0.054.29 version. However, that page doesn’t contain any information about the Super Duper Secure Mode.
Johnathan Norman, Microsoft Edge Vulnerability Research Lead with his tweet confirmed the quiet rollout of the Super Duper Secure Mode.
The new Secure Mode contains two distinct options; balanced and strict. The balanced mode adds security mitigations for the websites that you don’t visit frequently. Once you toggle the balanced mode, you won’t see any performance issues while surfing.
However, when you enable the strict mode, the security mitigations will be added to all the websites. So, it may be possible that some parts of the websites won’t work properly.
The new Edge feature Super Duper Secure Mode offers a more improved secured browsing experience by disabling the Just-in-Time-Compilation (JIT) engine.
The JIT engine offers a significant boost in website performance but that comes at the cost of security.
Meanwhile, Microsoft describes that the new browsing mode offers a significant amount of security while users surf on the internet.
The Microsoft Edge browser version 96.0.1054.29 contains a few other features like:
- Progressive Web App (PWA) can be directly launched through the protocol links.
- View Office files such as spreadsheets, documents and presentations instantly on your Edge browser.
- Freeform highlighting on PDFs.
- The Edge browser will now display warning on a few webistes that have URLs identical to other websites (warning dialog for typosquatting websites). See more about What is typosquatting?
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