Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 update, fixes issues with Edge browser

As per the changelog, the update stops the browser from caching URLs when visiting sites via InPrivate browsing

Published Date
10 - Feb - 2016
| Last Updated
10 - Feb - 2016
Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 update, fixes issues with Edge bro...

Microsoft  is rolling out an update for Windows 10 that fixes certain issues with the company’s Edge browser. As per the change log, the update has stopped the browser from caching URLs, when visiting the sites via InPrivate Browsing. It was earlier found that Edge’s InPrivate feature was caching visited URLs, which could expose a user’s web history to anyone who managed to get a hold of their hard drive. 

The changelog also shows that the company has patched a security issue wherein it allowed dubious websites to run malicious codes and install malware in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11. In addition, it also fixed an issue that didn’t allow simultaneous installation of apps, and updates from Windows Store and Windows Update respectively. Other changes include improved security in the Windows 10 kernel as well as other security updates to  .NET Framework, Windows Journal, Active Directory Federation Services, NPS Radius Server, kernel-mode drivers, and WebDAV.  It is also the first time that Microsoft has provided a detailed changelog for a Windows 10 update.

Microsoft rolled out the first major update for Windows 10 back in August last year. The company said that it was a cumulative update for the operating system and it merely fixed bugs in the system. Microsoft didn’t detail what the update did exactly. The description only said that the update dealt with non-security related changes and enhanced the performance of Windows 10 via new features and improvements.

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