It is well known that Microsoft services, especially Office, are the most frequent target for cybercrime. It is also well known that many Microsoft customers are targeted through their Microsoft Edge browser. In other words, Microsoft has a clear interest in making their products as secure as possible.
In terms of Microsoft Edge, the company is adding a new security feature with the release of Edge 94, which is moving into preview now. Known as Control-Flow Enforcement Technology (CET).
With this feature, Microsoft Edge can offer protection from threat actors who use Edge's code against users. These hackers will alter processes on the browser to disguise their attacks. With CET, Edge can now block attacks that alter operations at a code level.
So far, Microsoft is only pointing to this feature on its Microsoft 365 Roadmap. It is a tool schedule for the upcoming Edge version 94 and Microsoft has the following to say about CET:
“Microsoft Edge will begin supporting an even safer browsing mode that uses hardware-dependent control flow for browser processes on supported hardware (Intel 11th Gen. or AMD Zen 3). You can disable CET by manipulating Image File Execution Options (IFEO) using group policy.”
Edge Password Update
In other Microsoft Edge security news, TechDows reports a new update is coming to the Edge Password Manager. With a new feature called Password Health, Edge warns users when a stored password for a site is leaked, too weak, or has been used more than once.
This allows users to more accurately manage their passwords and protect their accounts online.
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