Microsoft Edge 107: security updates and new policies – Ghacks

Microsoft released a new stable and extended stable version of its Edge web browser today. Microsoft Edge Stable 107.0.1418.24 and Microsoft Edge Extended Stable 106.0.1370.59 are already available. Both updates address a number of security issues in Edge; the stable version release introduces new policies for administrators.
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Most Edge installations will get updated automatically in the coming days. Administrators who want to speed up the deployment of the update may load edge://settings/help in the browser’s address bar, or go to Menu > Help > About Microsoft Edge, to run a manual check for updates.
Edge displays the installed version and checks for updates when the page is opened. The new version should be picked up at that point, downloaded and installed.
Microsoft Edge 107 is a security update. The Security Updates guide lists 8 different security issues in Edge 107, six less than Google patched in Chrome 107 earlier this week. All security issues affect the Chromium core of the web browser; none are Edge specific. Google released another security update for Chrome yesterday, which addressed an issue that is exploited in the wild. It is unclear if Edge is affected by this as well. The issue has not been addressed in the update that Microsoft released.
The release notes lists no new features for Home users. They list several new policies and policies changes, which administrators may configure to customize Microsoft Edge.
Microsoft lists the following new and updated policies:
Now You: do you use policies to configure web browsers?
And true to form – where with every single new Edge update they introduce more Bing/MSN crap – they added a new setting in edge://settings/privacy that they failed to mention in the release notes.
“Get notifications of related things you can explore with Discover
We’ll show you recommendations about things you can explore like travel destinations, weather, recipe, travel cards and more”
>> ExtensionInstallBlockList – Defines which extensions users can’t install in the browser.
This is interesting. Who’s the definitor and on what/whose criteria / basis? Can the list be seen by the user? And who defines the definers? /r
Force removed edge months ago. Good riddance.
@Cor Invictus >>> The luciferian Davos/W.E.F crowd > that wants to put chips in everyone’s head
And what with “”Force WebSQL to be enabled””?
Glad I’m still usin a locked down, secured Win7
Pro with a PiHoled-router, Blackbird-software,
an older ungoogled-netlimiter, FF-51 etc.
It’s funny that you mentioned W.E.F and are using FF, because Mozilla is an active member of the W.E.F.
@Cor Invictus >>> News Flash: All Tech Co’s adhere to ‘global-wokism’
It’s up to ‘We the People’ to strip out all the trash from our own systems/machines and Blacklist All Nefarious ‘woke-network’ IP’s.
U.S. Constitution – Fourth Amendment
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures > Shall Not be Violated

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