Microsoft Edge browser security greatly improved, makes IE a bad memory

Microsoft Edge logoIt’s not a secret that Internet Explorer was really a security nightmare for Microsoft, and the big number of vulnerabilities found in the browser made it an app to avoid for many people out there, who instead preferred to switch to Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

But with Windows 10, Microsoft no longer wants to let its users switch to third-party apps but rather stick to a first party, so instead of Internet Explorer, the company is now offering Edge as the default browser.

So Edge browser arrived in Windows 10 with a new UI and feature lineup, being not only faster and more reliable but also more secure on all devices.

Living proof is a graph provided by Wolfgang Kandek, CTO of Qualys, which shows that, when compared to Internet Explorer, Edge is a significantly more secure browser.

As you can see for yourselves, Microsoft has fixed more than 10 vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer every month since August, with the peak reached in November, when it addressed 25 flaws.

Edge, on the other hand, is doing a lot better, and the number of vulnerabilities has barely reached 4 this month, so Kandek says that “Edge is clearly more secure than Internet Explorer and a solid choice as your Internet Browser if your users can run all their business applications with it.”

But on the other hand, many Windows 10 adopters have actually decided to stay away from Edge because it lacks too many essential features, some of which could be added in future OS updates. Extension support, for example, which is considered to be a really critical browser feature, will most likely be part of Redstone update, due in the summer of 2016.

Redmond needs time to improve Edge browser, and it’s pretty obvious that the app is still in its early days on the market, but from a security point of view, Microsoft might be doing a really good job this time.

Source: Softpedia

Tags: browsers, Internet Explorer, Microsoft, Microsoft Edge

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