Microsoft is pulling out all the stops to boost the appeal of Windows 10 to a global user audience. Most recently, these efforts have included tighter security measures for new minimalist browser, Microsoft Edge.

Edge, formerly codenamed Project Spartan, is one of the many new features arriving on desktops when Windows 10 launches this summer. The faster, more lightweight platform will replace Internet Explorer as the go-to browser for the majority of users running the new OS. Internet Explorer 11 will continue to be available for business compatibility.

Microsoft hopes to have Windows 10 on 1 billion devices within two to three years after its launch. That signifies a lot of users who could be exposed to security threats if the Edge browser has the same extent of vulnerabilities as its predecessor.

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