Browser makers build bulwarks to stump Spectre attacks

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Computerworld - https://www.computerworld.com/article/3246210/web-browsers/browser-makers-build-bulwarks-to-stump-spectre-attacks.html#tk.rss_all

Amid the panicked response this week to the news of significant, though not-yet-exploited, vulnerabilities in the vast bulk of the world’s microprocessors, it went almost unnoticed that most browser makers responded by updating their wares in the hope of fending off possible web-based attacks.

The Google-driven revelations – it was members of the search firm’s Project Zero security team who identified the multiple flaws in processors designed by Intel, AMD and ARM – were to go public next week, on Jan. 9, this month’s Patch Tuesday. At that time, a coordinated effort by multiple vendors, from OS developers to silicon makers,

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