Microsoft Edge adds a new layer of security for browsing “unknown” sites



Microsoft is adding more security to its Edge browser, which it says will provide an extra layer of protection when browsing the web and visiting “unknown” sites.

Microsoft Edge automatically applies “more conservative” security settings in Enhanced Security Mode on Unknown Sites.

Enhanced Security Mode gives users additional protection by disabling just-in-time (JIT) JavaScript compilation and enabling additional operating system protections for the browser.

The protections include hardware-enforced stack protection and arbitrary code protection (ACG), which, when combined, make it harder for a malicious site to attack an end user, according to Microsoft.

The new settings are available in Microsoft Edge or version 104 or later.

All you have to do is go to your settings, go to the “Privacy, search and services” tab and activate the “Improve your security on the web” function. Then you can select the navigation mode that suits you best, and you’re done.

The different navigation modes include “basic”, “balanced” and “strict”. The difference between the three is the number of sites to which the security mode is applied. Although “strict” mode offers the most protection, it is not intended for most users as it requires some configuration to perform day-to-day tasks. To make sure you choose the right mode, just read the one that best suits your needs.

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Enhanced Safety Mode also allows you to create an “Exception Site List” for websites you trust and don’t want to apply Safety Mode to, making your browsing experience easier and safer. enhanced protection.

Microsoft said that enterprise administrators can configure this security feature using Group Policy settings, including creating “Allow” and “Deny” lists to improve the security of their users when visiting Explicitly. some sites or disable the mode for others.

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