Microsoft Edge 107: security updates and new policies
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.
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:
- HubsSidebarEnabled - Used to turn the sidebar on or off.
- ExtensionInstallBlockList - Defines which extensions users can't install in the browser.
- ExtensionInstallForceListEdgeWorkspacesEnabled -- Defines which extensions are installed silently.
- RestoreOnStartupUserURLsEnabled - If enabled, users may configure their own URLs that open when Edge is started.
- EnhanceSecurityModeBypassIntranet - Enhanced Security Mode configuration for Intranet zone sites
- EventPathEnabled - Re-enable the Event.path API until Microsoft Edge version 115
- InternetExplorerIntegrationLocalMhtFileAllowed - Allow local MHTML files to open automatically in Internet Explorer mode
- LinkedAccountEnabled - Enable the linked account feature
- PerformanceDetectorEnabled - Performance Detector Enabled
- RestoreOnStartupUserURLsEnabled - Allow users to add and remove their own sites during startup when the RestoreOnStartupURLs policy is configured
- DefaultShareAdditionalOSRegionSetting - Set the default "share additional operating system region" setting
- WebSelectEnabled - Web Select Enabled
- WebSQLAccess - Force WebSQL to be enabled
- WebSQLNonSecureContextEnabled - Force WebSQL in non-secure contexts to be enabled
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.
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>> 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
I have the habit of opening Favourites Page in a tab, besides the Home-tab. So when my browser starts it opens with 2 tabs, Home (with search window) and Favourites.
When I choose a favourite from one of the favourites maps (for instance in the map NEWS, the site of a newspaper), this site opens in a new (so 3-th) tab.
When I close this 3-th tab, my browser jumps back to the Favourites-tab.
In this new version of Edge, the choosen site does not any more open a 3-th tab, but replaces the Favourites-tab. When I close the site, the tab closes and jumps back to the Home-tab, so the Favourites-tab is gone.
This is VERY unconvenient, a deal-breaker.
In G Chrome my preference, which I above described, is still functioning.
In FF it functions a little less convient, however I still manage to have the Favoutites-tab as the fall-back tab.
Can someone explain how I can get back the Favourites-tab as a fallbck-tab (so not a side-bar but a full-screen Favourites-tab)?
I found an other way to keep my tab with Favourites-overview.
Hold the Ctrl-key, then click the link, opens the desired site in a new tab (without going automatically going to this new tab). If you close this desired tab, there is a jump back to the Favourites-tab.
Hold the Shift-key, then click the link, opens the desired site in a new window and goes automatically to this window. If you close this window, there is a jump back to the window with the Favourites-tab (and Search-tab).
This is similar to how it functions in FF, however in FF you dont have to hold the Shift-key.
All browsers have irritation-points.
Sometimes I get the impression that they are deliberately created, to stimulate uproar and upset-reactions, so creating fun at the offices of Google + Mozilla + Microsoft.
Alternative to Ctrl-key + right click on desired link, site opens in extra tab (so Favourites-tab stays) but does does not automatically open.
Set mouse-pointer on desired link and click with the mouse-wheel. Site opens in extra tab, no automatically jump to this tab.
Easiest remains Shiftkey + right click, this opens tab in new window. Search-tab and Favourites-tab stay in underlying window.
I like Edge and have been using it exclusively for a while now. I do however turn off all the features pertaining to shopping and other crap Microsoft wants me to use. Yeah, Microsoft would do better to stop bloating up Edge with all that sort of crap. As long as I can ignore it, I am fine.
Microsoft Edge is a good browser, better than Chrome. Thanks for the article! :]
Haven’t been able to use PayPal on FF in forever.
Edge works with PP and is my Test-er for FF burps ………