Privacy and security on the internet are hot-button topics these days, with every tech company introducing new features to safeguard your data. But Microsoft is approaching the issue with a bit of levity. The company’s browser vulnerability research team is experimenting with a new feature in Microsoft Edge called “Super Duper Secure Mode.”
For some folks, better security and OK-but-not-great browser speed is an acceptable tradeoff. This is especially true for journalists, activists, or others who may work with sensitive material. You can try enabling Super Duper Secure Mode if you’re running a beta version of Edge, though there are certain limitations. You can find the feature under edge://flags in Edge Canary, Dev, and Beta.
As for the question that’s on everyone’s mind... why Super Duper Secure Mode? According to Norman, the browser vulnerability research team plans “to have fun with this project” which includes giving it a “slightly provocative name” because it’s funny and too early to give it a more “official” moniker. Fair! However, in a tweet, Norman also indicated they were taking suggestions on other names as the name will likely need to change later down the line. Boo. Here’s to hoping that the suits at Microsoft loosen up a bit and let everyone have some fun.