Latest Microsoft Edge Beta release turns on basic security enhancements by default

Kevin Okemwa

Edge Insider

Early last month, Microsoft Edge 104 rolled out to the Beta Channel. And now, Microsoft has released an updated version which comes in at 104.0.1293.44. The update features some tweaks and the usual reliability fixes. A notable change that also comes with this update is that the basic security enhancements are now turned on by default.

Here’s the full details in the changelog:

Feature updates

  • Enhance your security on the web. Improvements to Enhance your security on the web in edge://settings/privacy now include Basic as the new default option. With this option, Microsoft Edge will apply added security protection to the less visited sites. This preserves the user experience for the most popular sites on the web.

For those that are unfamiliar with this feature, it aids in making Microsoft Edge more secure as it disables Just-in-time compiler (JIT). In return, it reduces the chances of users being susceptible to security breaches by attackers. In other Edge news, check out the latest Microsoft Edge Dev build that introduced the Narrator announcing ‘banner’ on ‘Learn more’ link.