Microsoft’s Edge Vulnerability Research team has just released a new feature that’s laser-focused on security, adorably titled “Super Duper Secure Mode”. The experiment aims to make the browser as secure as possible without affecting performance, and will most likely receive a more polished name once it eventually rolls out to the public.
Disabling the JIT engine removes roughly half of the V8 bugs that must be fixed, says Microsoft. This would mean less frequent security updates for users, but how is the performance afterwards? Well, the team’s experiments show that whether JIT is enabled or disabled, users rarely notice a difference in their daily browsing.