Microsoft Edge To Get Super Duper Security Mode

Microsoft Edge To Get Super Duper Security Mode





Microsoft is working on a new feature for it’s Microsoft Edge browser that aims to make the browser more secure. Among other things, the Super Duper Security Mode disables the Just-In-Time Compilation (JIT) feature that currently exists in Edge. JIT has been used by browsers since 2008 and speeds up websites that use JavaScript. However, Microsoft says the complexity and age of JIT mean it contains a lot of bugs, which are often manipulated by hackers to snoop on what you’re up to online. Microsoft says that although disabling JIT can slow down websites, most users won’t see any noticeable drop in performance.

Microsoft attempts to justify the feature’s bizarre name, saying “…we think it is funny, and it is a bit too early for something official”. Super Duper Security Mode is currently available only in the Beta version of Edge and there’s no word on when it will be released in the full version that comes with Windows 10 (we hope Microsoft manages to come up with a more suitable name by then).





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