Microsoft Edge Is Incorporating A "Change Your Password" Feature Into Its Interface

Taking inspiration from Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge will be incorporating the "well known ULR for changing passwords" feature into its interface.

That's quite a mouthful, to be sure, but what does it mean? Well, all the feature boils down to is a quick and efficient manner of changing passwords that may have been compromised. Cybersecurity threats are all over the internet, and are encountered much more easily than one would care to know about. Passwords, especially simpler ones, can be broken into by a cyber-criminal with just the right amount of information. So, what's the solution? In the case of Microsoft Edge, the answer is to go to the webpage dedicated to the purpose of checking the save passwords security on edge://settings/passwords/passwordMonitor, simply starting the scam process, which (if available) shows a list of leaked and weak passwords that have been exposed in a data breach. From weak passwords list clicking on the Change button will take you to the original website, from where a user can easily change their passwords, instead of relying on going through one's history to find that website in the first place.

While this is an interesting feature, it isn't an original idea per se. Microsoft Edge's incorporation of the well known URL follows an update from Google Chrome that did the exact same. Google, having announced the feature a few months prior, is still at work adding it to Chrome's usual interface. As of yet, the feature only supports a few websites, with Google hopefully adding more and more as popularity increases.

Another reason that Edge taking on this feature probably has to do with the browser's inception. Microsoft Edge is famously built off of the Chromium build of internet browsers. Chromium is essentially an open source browser made by Google itself. The browser's open source nature allows other users to take a clean look at the intricacies, code, and like taken in making it. Not only that, but users can then reincorporate relevant lines of code and/or other useful components of Chromium, and make their own browser. Edge is an example of such browsers. Another is Google Chrome itself. Naturally, one can see how and why Edge so quickly implemented the well-known URL system.

The feature is currently only available on Edge 94's beta build. However, the stable launch product is expected to roll out in a few weeks, so users won't have to wait all too long for an added layer of comfort.

H/T: TD.

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