Microsoft is preparing an update for the Edge web browser that will provide users with improved password management features.
In the near future, Edge users will be able to have their browser automatically save all passwords, minimizing the risk of losing credentials.
Users will need to enable the feature manually, by going to Settings > Passwords and tapping on the “Save passwords automatically” option.
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Microsoft first introduced password management functionality to its flagship browser in January last year, giving users a simple alternative to full-featured services like LastPass and Dashlane, which cost around $40/year.
The idea was to give users a cost-effective way to limit the risk of credential stuffing, brute force attacks, and identity theft.
Since then, the company has rolled out a number of improvements for the service, including the ability to manually add credentials to the list, without having to log into a service.
And now users will also get the ability to automatically save passwords in the Edge Password Manager.
However, the built-in password manager is one of the many ways Microsoft tries to protect Edge users.
In November, for example, the company rolled out a new configuration, called Super Duper Secure Mode, which gives users the maximum level of security in exchange for a performance and feature tax.
And in January, Edge received an update designed to protect against powerful zero-day exploits, providing an additional layer of protection.
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