Microsoft has announced the immediate availability of the standard version 88.0.705.63 of the Microsoft Edge for Windows and MacOS, which includes the latest security updates to the Chromium program. Unplanned update only contains bug fixes: In the new version, Microsoft has closed CVE-2021-21148, a critical security breach in older versions of Microsoft Edge. Google is aware of reports that exploitation for CVE-2021-21148 is in the wild. Access to the details will be blocked until most users receive this update. The update to version 88.0.705.63 is based on version 88.0.4324.150 of Chromium, and can now be downloaded via the update function via the menu with three dots -> Help and Feedback -> Information about Microsoft Edge or directly from the official website. More information about this update can be found below or through Microsoft.
Download -> Download Microsoft Edge for Windows and MacOS
Depending on the standard channel, updates are released gradually in one or more days. Users who have installed an older version of the Edge will receive an update automatically. If you do not want to wait too long, you can start the update manually: Open the Edge and click the three dot button in the upper right corner of the window -> Help and Feedback About Microsoft Edge -> When this dialog box opens, Edge searches for updates – > If you get an update, click Restart to activate it. If required, the update can be downloaded manually from the official website.
You can now download the latest version of Microsoft Edge from Microsoft:
- Download Microsoft Edge for Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 and MacOS
Here you can download Microsoft Edge for Windows and MacOS.
Website -> https://www.microsoft.com/de-de/edge
The update includes the following improvements and bug fixes:
- Various bugs and performance issues were fixed.
- Microsoft has released the latest Microsoft Edge Stable Channel version version 88.0.705.63, which includes the latest security updates for the Chromium program. This update contains CVE-2021-21148, which states that there is an exploitation in the forest by the chromium group. See the Security Update Guide for more information.
Microsoft Edge for Desktop -> Description via Microsoft
The new Microsoft Edge has been rebuilt from the ground up to offer better compatibility and performance, security and privacy you deserve and new features that give you the best on the web. Based on the new Microsoft Edge Chromium engine, which improves compatibility and facilitates cross-site development of web applications. When switching to the new version, the customer’s favorites, passwords, saved information for forms and basic settings will be changed without doing anything. Microsoft Edge comes with optimal performance, gets new logo and has many innovations for private and corporate customers.