Microsoft Edge has urgent security problem — what to do now

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Microsoft’s Internet Explorer has been shown to have a severe security flaw.

Microsoft’s Edge browser is also vulnerable to the same security flaw that recently struck Google’s Chrome browser. As a result of the vulnerability, hackers may exploit a so-called buffer overflow and then run their own code, circumventing all browser security protections. Because it has the same base as Chrome, Microsoft Edge is also at risk.

It’s good to know that Microsoft has published a patch for Edge that fixes this vulnerability. We’ll walk you through the process of updating your Edge browser in a matter of seconds.

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How to update Microsoft Edge

Click on the three horizontal dots in the top right corner of your browser window to upgrade Microsoft Edge on Windows.

Select Help and feedback from the drop-down option that displays.

Next, click on Learn More about Microsoft Edge.

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When this is opened, the browser should begin searching for and installing any available updates (a bar will show its progress).

To restart the browser, click on the Restart button.

A good idea is to set on automatic updates so that the browser will always be running the most up-to-date version.

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We recommend reading about why you shouldn’t trust DuckDuckGo with your passwords, or why Chrome 102 has so many new features, as well as why you shouldn’t trust DuckDuckGo with your passwords.

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