Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Microsoft Edge gets a significant Security Boost, but only if you have the Right Hardware

Surfing the web on Microsoft Edge will soon become more secure. Microsoft is currently in the process of integrating Intel’s Flow Control Technology (CET) into its browser.

CET was first introduced by Microsoft in March of this year as part of a hardware stack protection implementation. Hardware Forced Stack Protection uses Intel CET chipset security extensions to protect Windows applications from return-oriented (ROP), jump-oriented programming, and other commonly used exploit techniques.

Flow Control Technology Use In Microsoft Edge

According to a news article on the Microsoft 365 roadmap, CET support has originally planned to launch with Edge version 94 in September. But it has delayed and will now arrive in October with the release of Edge version 95.

Organizations who want to disable CET can use Group Policy to change the Graph File Execution Options (IFEO).

Even though many companies are planning to adopt hybrid workforce policies, many employees are still working from home. By adding CET support to Edge, Microsoft helps protect employees from remote attacks and exploits.

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