Microsoft unveils All-New Secure Mode in latest version of Edge

Microsoft unveils All-New Secure Mode in latest version of Edge
The Siliconreview
24 November, 2021

Microsoft unveils all-new Super Duper Secure Mode in the new version of Edge browser

Microsoft in a recent announcement has stated that it has launched a ‘Super Duper Secure Mode’ in its recent version of Edge browser, which will offer users greater protection against common vulnerabilities and security breaches. The latest Super Duper Secure Mode (SDSM) will help users alleviate browser attacks by inactivating the Just-In-Time component in V8.

V8 is a new technology that has been linked with a large number of security vulnerabilities in recent years. It is a robust and open-source JavaScript engine, designed and developed by the Chromium Project for Google Chrome and Chromium web browser. This technology will allow the engines to convert vital JavaScript into machine code, resulting in huge gains in speed and usability but losses for security.

In order to defend and overcome the plethora of bugs bundled V8, Super Duper Secure Mode will disable the engine, thereby removing "roughly half" of the issues present. Moreover, it also enables users to toggle between Balanced and Strict modes, giving them greater control over the encrypted security codes and allowing them to mitigate through different web sources.