Microsoft Edge is getting an even more private browsing mode

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Microsoft is making private browsing mode even safer in Edge (opens in new tab) by adding Intel's Control-Flow Enforcement Technology (CET (opens in new tab)) to its browser.

This security feature, which is supported on Intel 11th Gen (opens in new tab) or AMD Zen 3 (opens in new tab) CPUs, is already enabled in Windows 10 (opens in new tab) as the software giant had adopted CET through an implementation known as Hardware-enforced Stack Protection in its operating system.

Google recently added Hardware-enforced Stack Protection to Chrome (opens in new tab) as well though Microsoft Edge was the first Chromium-based browser to adopt CET with the release of the Canary build of version 90 of its browser. 

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Soon even more Edge users will be able to take advantage of CET support for safer browsing when this feature rolls out later this year.

Control-Flow Enforcement Technology

In a new post (opens in new tab) on the Microsoft 365 Roadmap (opens in new tab), the software giant revealed that CET support for Edge is currently in development and will arrive with the release of version 94 of Edge in September.

To take advantage of this feature, your system will need to have either an Intel 11th Gen or AMD Zen 3 CPU. However, you can also disable CET by changing Image File Execution Options (IFEO) using group policy.

As the browser is becoming one of the most used tools by employees working from home (opens in new tab) as well as by those whose organizations are implementing hybrid working (opens in new tab), Microsoft's decision to add CET support to Edge will help keep workers safe from new exploits and attacks designed to be delivered remotely. 

After working with the TechRadar Pro team for the last several years, Anthony is now the security and networking editor at Tom’s Guide where he covers everything from data breaches and ransomware gangs to the best way to cover your whole home or business with Wi-Fi. When not writing, you can find him tinkering with PCs and game consoles, managing cables and upgrading his smart home.