Microsoft Edge 96: More security with Core i-11000/12000 and AMD Zen 3

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Microsoft Edge 96: More security with Core i-11000/12000 and AMD Zen 3

Microsoft has released Microsoft Edge 96 as build 96.0.1054.8 in the Dev and Beta Channel for Insiders, which is supposed to offer more security with processors from Intel Core i-11000 and AMD Zen 3. In addition to the new security feature, the range of functions for handling PDF documents has been expanded.

CET for Intel Core i-11000/12000 and AMD Zen 3

The build should represent the next stable release in two weeks and will introduce Control-Flow Enforcement Technology (CET) for secure browsing mode. The technology developed by Intel is intended in particular to prevent malware attacks via so-called Jump / Call Programming (JOP / COP) and runs alongside core processors of the 11th generation (“Rocket Lake”) and the new 12th generation (“Alder Lake”) ) also on Ryzen processors with Zen 3 architecture.

Intel Control-Flow Enforcement Technology (CET) Intel Control-Flow Enforcement Technology (CET) (Image: Intel)

The Indirect Branch Tracking (IBT), one of two components of the Control-Flow Enforcement Technology (CET), monitors the memory access and prevents jumping to areas of the memory that the browser should not have access to. However, if desired, CET can be deactivated again via the corresponding group policies.

Better scrolling for PDF documents

In addition to the enhanced security features, viewing and editing PDF documents should become more pleasant and convenient. In the official Release Notes to Edge 96 taken from the site Desk modder have been fully translated into German, Microsoft also promises better scrolling, with no white bars to be displayed.

  • Math Solver has been integrated into the Edge.
  • Improved scrolling for PDF documents. We have improved the scrolling performance to allow smoother scrolling in PDF documents. White bars no longer appear while scrolling.
  • Freeform highlighting in PDF documents. The display and marking of PDF documents has been improved through the introduction of free-form highlighting. You can highlight sections in PDFs that you do not have access to, as well as scanned documents.
  • Control-flow Enforcement Technology (CET) Microsoft Edge will now support an even more secure browsing mode that uses a hardware-dependent control flow for browser processes. The control flow is provided on this supported hardware: Intel 11th Gen. or AMD Zen 3. You can disable CET by configuring the Image File Execution (IFEO) options using Group Policy.
  • New warning dialog for “Typosquatting Pages”. The browser will now display a warning on some websites with URLs that look very similar to other websites. This user interface uses client-side heuristics to warn users about websites that may be spoofing popular websites.
  • Improved handover between IE mode and the modern browser.
  • Update of Microsoft Edge WebView2 with WSUS.
  • WSUS updates for servers.
  • Start the Progressive Web App (PWA) directly via protocol links.
  • New guidelines have been added.
  • All the details:

Microsoft Edge 96.0.1054.8 – Release Notes

In addition, the WebView2 controls, which can also be used to embed web technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript in web apps and native apps, receive a minor update via Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).

Download from the Insider Program

Edge 96.0.1054.8 is now available in the dev and beta channel of the Microsoft Edge Insider Program ready for download and will be the next stable release in around two weeks.

The stable version of the Chromium browser Edge 95.0.1020.40 can be downloaded as usual directly below this message from the download area of ​​ComputerBase.


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