The goal of Microsoft Edge: to become even more secure. It has been jokingly christened "Super Duper Secure Mode" (SDSM), a name that sounds similar to "Super-Mega Security Mode", the feature that in the future could solve some big and small problems of the browser made in Redmond, but also of all other browsers based on the code of Chromium (the free open source version of Chrome).
Super Duper Secure Mode, how it works
The way "Super Duper Secure Mode" works is precisely by disabling JIT compilation from the processing pipeline (i.e. the cascading flow of software components) operating on the Edge. This would bring an enormous advantage, since - as explained by Microsoft - it would lead to a reduction in the opportunities for hacker attacks that can compromise the security of the browser and, starting from the browser, cascading also of the entire operating system.
There are also advantages from the point of view of the technical commitment, given the lower number of updates and emergency patches required to plug the security holes that are identified over time and that, thanks to the SDSM in practice are unusable by hackers.
Super Duper Secure Mode, when will it arrive?
According to what Norman himself confirmed, the feature is in an experimental phase. In fact, there are many critical points that the team will have to deal with before officially releasing Super Duper Secure Mode for those who use Edge on their device.
However, there are those who can already begin to see, in advance of the general public, the effects of the new security mode. Those who are subscribed to the Canary, Dev and Beta channels dedicated to the browser; by downloading the releases of their respective programs, users can activate it by entering the string edge://flags/#edge-enable-super-duper-secure-mode in the address bar and clicking on the toggle that appears on the page.