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What Has Changed in Microsoft Edge 108?


This updated version features additional Top sites for the 
Microsoft Edge sidebar, the ability to always show the Forward button, and security enhancements. There are also crucial security patches available, which address 26 security concerns, three of which are Edge-specific and one of which is already being abused in the wild. The browser has been updated to 108.0.1462.42.

The latest Edge 108 Stable improves privacy with ECH and adds another useful function.

The latest Stable version of Microsoft's Edge browser, version 108.0.1462.42, has been published. The new version has a more secure encryption policy using TLS-encrypted Client Hello or ECH, which improves privacy. The new functionality is an improved extension of TLS that also protects the Server Name Indication (SNI). ECH is the successor to the preceding ESNI or improved SNI. This post will walk you through the process of enabling ECH, or Encrypted Client Hello.



Aside from that, the updated version can conceal the App launcher. Of course, there are also security patches. The entire release notes are available below:

Version 108.0.1462.42:

Important

  1. This update to Extended Stable contains a fix for CVE-2022-4262, which has been reported by the Chromium team as having an exploit in the wild.

  2. This update contains the following Microsoft Edge-specific updates:
  • CVE-2022-41115
  • CVE-2022-44688
  • CVE-2022-44708

Feature updates

  • Graph APIs for Cloud Site List Management. New Graph APIs that allow IT admins in organizations to create, manage, and publish their site lists for IE mode in the cloud.

Policy updates

New policies

  • EncryptedClientHelloEnabled - TLS Encrypted ClientHello Enabled
  • NewTabPageAppLauncherEnabled - Hide App Launcher on Microsoft Edge new tab page

Obsoleted policy

  • NewSmartScreenLibraryEnabled Enable the new SmartScreen library

If you use Microsoft Edge, Windows Update will automatically update your version. You may also manually check for updates by going to Menu > Help & Feedback > About Microsoft Edge.

Edge 108.0.1462.42 has now been published by Microsoft. It includes new security upgrades, policies for easier management, and additional functionality. Edge 108 has also been pushed to the extended stable channel, as this is an even-number release.

Microsoft Edge 108 fixes a total of 25 security flaws, including CVE-2022-4262. The Chromium team first exposed this issue, and it is stated that there is an active attack in the wild.

Edge 108 Release Summary Full Version Build: 108.0.1462.42
  • Date of release: Monday, December 5, 2022
  • Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 7, (32-bit and 64-bit), Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android are all supported.
  • Previous Build: Edge 107 Number of Bug Fixes: 25 More information regarding security patches is available here.

This Edge version was issued a little later than normal. Most likely because it was also intended for the Extended Stable channel. Regardless, we are pleased that it addresses some of the most actively exploited vulnerabilities today in order to protect our browsing experience.

You can find more details about the latest Edge version 108.0.1462.42 on Microsoft's official website.

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