Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge receive important security updates

The new versions of Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge will be incorporating important security updates and tweaks.

Google Chrome

The desktop version of Google Chrome for Windows, Mac and Linux features eight security updates in total.

Among the security issues that Google addressed was the use-after-free flaw in WebAudio and a head buffer overflow in media.

Users can look forward to the new version being released in the upcoming days or weeks.

Microsoft Edge

On 21st April, the company will officially rebrand Office 365 to Microsoft 365.

At this point, numerous security tweaks will be introduced to its Edge browsers as well as other applications.

One of the new features present in the latest version of Edge is Password Monitor, a revolutionary addition to the cyber security arsenal.

Once the user opts in, the tool will check whether any of the login credentials in use have been leaked on the dark web.

This is done by going through the device owner’s passwords saved as part of the browser’s autofill feature and checking them one by one.

If a match is detected, the user will receive a notification immediately, prompting them to make the changes necessary to stay safe.

Password Monitor is a feature that will be joining inPrivate mode, which is a way to delete cookies, site data and browsing history automatically upon the end of a browsing session.

This blends in perfectly with Edge’s tracking prevention, the feature that tells third-party trackers that the user does not wish to be tracked across different websites.

To fine-tune it, the user is free to choose from three levels of strictness: basic, balanced and strict.

This will tell the browser which trackers to block

Although no specific details were provided at this time, Microsoft also announced the release of the Family Safety app in Microsoft 365.