Microsoft has started rolling out a new security feature for Edge in Windows 10 that will prevent unauthenticated users from using autofill to enter passwords into their browsers.
As with other modern browsers, Microsoft Edge includes a built-in password manager that allows users to save and autofill their passwords. The browser’s password management feature, while useful, can be abused if a user walks away from their computer.
That’s why Microsoft is now testing a new optional feature in Edge’s Canary build that requires successful user authentication before you can automatically log into your online accounts.
Once enabled in Edge, this new feature requires users to authenticate with Windows Hello before they can autofill passwords. However, this function can also be activated on devices that do not support Windows Hello.
To get started, users need to go to Edge’s Settings and select the Passwords option in Profile …