Chrome’s RAM usage is higher than ever as Google introduces Site Isolation to fight Spectre

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Google’s Chrome browser may be popular, but you’ll find a lot of its users complain about high memory usage. With Chrome 67, things just got even worse. If you’ve noticed that Chrome on the desktop is using more RAM, you’re not imagining it. Google has enabled a Site Isolation feature in Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome OS to help mitigate against the Spectre vulnerability — and it’s a bit memory-hungry. See also: New Spectre 1.1 and Spectre 1.2 CPU vulnerabilities exposed Researchers develop SafeSpec to overcome vulnerabilities like Spectre and Meltdown Spectre and Meltdown variant 4: Microsoft, Google and Intel…

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