Microsoft is currently working on two new security features for Microsoft Edge that will protect users while surfing the Internet and make it difficult for others to access the passwords stored in their browser.
Currently, when you manually type URLs into Edge’s address bar, the browser tries to load the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) version of a site first, as opposed to the HTTP Secure (HTTPS) version. While HTTPS works just like HTTP, the difference between these two types of sites is that HTTPS sends traffic over an SSL-encrypted tunnel so that it cannot be spied on.
Starting with version 92 of Edge, the browser automatically connects to the HTTPS version of URLs entered in the address bar through a new feature called Automatic HTTPS. If this feature launches in early June, it will be optional and Edge users will be able to enable it from the browser’s Settings menu.
Although automatic HTTPS protects users from navigating to unsafe websites, it can lead to …