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Microsoft Edge Attempts to Put the Brakes on Dodgy Downloads with Version 94

Microsoft Edge Version 94 will Block Mixed Content Downloads from Unsecured Pages

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Microsoft Edge build 94 introduces a new security feature that prohibits files from being downloaded from sites without HTTPS credentials…

Microsoft Edge is attempting to make the web safer with a new tool integrated into the browser. The new technology includes upgrades for the monitoring and securing of certain file types, such as mixed content downloads. This, because such materials can contain dangerous elements, like malware and other malicious files disguised behind legitimate media.

Microsoft Edge Version 94 will Block Mixed Content Downloads from Unsecured Pages

Microsoft says that going forward, its internet browser will only facilitate downloads from secure pages. Meanwhile, files hosted on “non-secure” pages will be blocked if the user initiates the install process from a secured page. Meaning, the browser won’t be wide open to download anything from anywhere. Instead, it will scrutinize pages equipped with downloadable files to help prevent people from falling victim to scams or malicious activities.

The software giant continues to make key changes to its Edge browser in order to entice people to use it. Microsoft is trying to convince more individuals to switch over with new options, like its enhanced connection to Android, automatically preventing auto-play media from running, easier webpage sharing between Windows 10 and macOS, and more.

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