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Microsoft introduces a new functionSecurity feature in its Edge web browser that will let users know if any of their passwords have been involved in a security breach.
Although this is not an entirely new feature, the way warnings are displayed is changing. If the Edge Password Monitor determines that a password has been compromised, the warning will not be displayed prominently instead of being hidden so that users should find it manually.
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The change was introduced in the Dev version of Edge, and Microsoft points out that it "added more 'alerts when Password Monitor detects a compromised password ". The change is important because it makes a lot plus visible to Edge users when one or more of their passwords has been compromised, making it much more likely that they will take action to secure their accounts.
The browser's password monitoring feature has warned for some time of passwords implicated in security breaches. However, the warnings were limited to a small red icon in the toolbar which was easy to miss. The warnings can also be seen by anyone visiting edge: // settings / passwords , not something most people would even think to do.
Now, when Password Monitor has detected a broken password, a pop-up message is displayed indicating : "Microsoft Edge has detected that a site password has been leaked. Change your password to secure your account ". The usersCustomers are encouraged to click a "Show details to change the password in question" button (as you can do in Chrome), or "Not now to postpone the action for now."
If you would like to try this and the other new features available in the Dev version of Edge, you can sign up for Microsoft Edge Insider Channel . Along with the Dev version of the browser, which is updated weekly, you'll also find the more stable beta - updated every six weeks - and the much more experimental version of Canary which is updated daily.
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