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Enhancing Online Security: Microsoft Edge’s Latest Update Bolsters Protection for Safe Browsing

Browsing the web can be risky. It only takes one click on one bad link to put your business’s data at risk. With cyber criminals constantly targeting businesses using automated tools, it’s important to stay one step ahead with your online security.

That’s why we’re excited to share that Microsoft is working on a major security update for its Edge browser, which will bring enhanced security to everyone using it. This update will introduce new security features and strengthen existing ones, making Edge a top choice for those concerned about their online safety.

One of the notable features you may have already seen in action is Password Monitor. By utilizing this feature, you will receive instant alerts if any of your stored passwords have been compromised in a data breach, urging you to take immediate action and change them for enhanced security. By maintaining the security of your passwords, you substantially decrease the likelihood of unauthorized access to your accounts.

Additionally, Edge’s SmartScreen technology provides an extra layer of protection against phishing scams and malware. It works by checking websites against a list of known malicious sites and analyzing URLs for any suspicious patterns or characteristics. If it detects any potential threats, it promptly warns you before you proceed to the site, ensuring you stay out of harm’s way.

So why should you care about these security updates? The answer is simple: Using a less secure browser could leave you vulnerable to a wide range of online threats. The ever-evolving techniques employed by cyber criminals to exploit software vulnerabilities highlight the critical importance of staying current with the latest security measures. 

Opting for a secure browser such as Edge dramatically mitigates the risk of becoming a target of such attacks.

A cyber attack can have serious consequences, ranging from financial losses and identity theft to the burdensome process of resolving the aftermath.By taking proactive steps to protect your business’s data, you can avoid these costly and time-consuming situations.

What makes Edge particularly appealing is that it doesn’t require you to be a cyber security expert. Microsoft has made it easy to stay safe without needing a degree in computer science. The new security features are built-in and user-friendly, eliminating the need for complex configurations. By using Edge, you can confidently browse the web, reassured that your online security is in capable hands.

If you’re not already using Edge, we highly recommend giving it a try. The upcoming security update will further enhance its already impressive capabilities. And if you need any assistance optimizing your Office 365 suite for your business, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our team is here to help you leverage the full potential of Microsoft’s security tools and ensure your business stays protected in the digital landscape.

Itechra Team

Itechra Team

From 2000, we set out to solve what was then a major problem for small businesses: having difficulty keeping up with their IT needs. We noticed that large corporations often had multiple employees specializing in different aspects of the industry and realized this approach could work well also among smaller organizations who might not be able to sustain such teams, but still require help managing an oversized workload. We provide a single resource for all your IT issues.