Microsoft Edge 108 has been released for Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 7, macOS and Linux with a variety of enhancements as well as a myriad of security improvements. One of the most important security improvements in this release has to do with a security vulnerability “Type confusing in version 8” that is extensively exploited by the Chromium engine.
As per the announcement notes on the update, Edge 108 fixes the security flaw (CVE-2022-4262) which was a result of the Chromium engine. For those who don’t know, Chromium powers Microsoft Edge, Chrome and other browsers So any security flaw discovered within the Chromium platform is affecting all browsers.
Microsoft Edge 108.0.1462.42 comes with two noteworthy highlights The new Graph APIs and an upgraded Defender SmartScreen library. These new Graph APIs enable administrators to create, manage and publish their website lists in Internet Explorer mode in the cloud. APIs for graphs to manage Cloud Site List Management is included in the latest version.
As we’ve mentioned previously, as mentioned, the Microsoft Defender SmartScreen library is getting an update majorly in Microsoft Edge for Linux (already accessible for Windows as well as Mac). Microsoft claims that the Defender integration has been revised to work with the browser, ensuring greater security.
In addition, the new Defender integration is also introducing better proxy handling , and numerous bugs that have been fixed. Microsoft Edge’s Defender SmartScreen library also makes use of the built-in networking stack of Microsoft Edge.
Sleeping Tabs do a fantastic job, according to Microsoft
In a similar news release, Microsoft announced new information about sleeping Tabs which is one of Edge’s unique features that cut down on the amount of memory used by putting tabs to sleep during inactivity. According to the giant software company this feature is operating according to plan.
In reality, Microsoft Edge reduced memory use in the range of 1.38 billion tabs in the month of September when the company turned off the feature for users. This latest data from Microsoft Edge confirms the performance gains are noticeable and that everyone should use sleep tabs.
“Sleeping the tab can save 83 percent of its memory So sleeping your most resource tabs will ease the pressure on memory without affecting the workflow of Microsoft Edge,” the company wrote in its latest blog article.
The sleep tabs feature is available within Edge 108 or older versions and is accessible to download for every desktop platform including Windows as well as Linux.