Microsoft is preparing new features for the Edge browser that will provide ease of access, privacy and security for users.
As spotted by Leopeva64, the company from the redmond ετοιμάζει δύο νέες δυνατότητες για την έκδοση Android του Microsoft Edge — encryption on device and automatic CAPTCHA verification. On-device encryption is currently available in Microsoft Edge from Settings > Account > Passwords, but it's not working right now.
The feature will encrypt new passwords on the device before storing them in Microsoft Password Manager, providing an extra layer of privacy and security to the end user. Microsoft states: “For added security, encrypt passwords on your device before they are stored in Microsoft Password Manager.”
On-device encryption is already available in Google Chrome and can be found in Settings > Autofill and passwords > Google Password Manager > Settings > Set up on-device encryption. Google states:
On-device encryption turns your device into a key used to lock your passwords before they're stored in Google Password Manager.
This means that only you can see your passwords. It also means that if you lose the key, you could lose your passwords too.
Google further states that once encryption is set up, the user cannot remove it, and some websites may not connect automatically after enabling the feature.
As for the automatic verification of CAPTCHAs, the feature will automatically verify that you are not a bot on websites, saving you the trouble of solving CAPTCHAs. The feature was first added to the Chromium developer page in February and is now coming to Microsoft Edge. Automatic verification works by saving information which can be used by other websites to confirm that you are not a bot.
Currently, automatic verification is only available in Microsoft Edge Canary and Dev builds for Android devices. We don't know when the feature will roll out to other devices.