Google Chrome Offers a Spectre Fix That Uses More Memory

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Previously we discussed that a possible fix for a Spectre-like CPU flaw would slow machines down. Version 67 of the Chrome browser is now implementing the fix. It will indeed protect you against Spectre-based attacks, but it will also chew up ten to thirteen percent more system memory. Site Isolation Google Chrome 67 enables “site isolation” to protect against Spectre-like bugs, but that makes it use more RAM. “Site isolation does cause Chrome to create more renderer processes which comes with performance tradeoffs,” explains Charlie Reis of Google. “On the plus side, each renderer process is smaller, shorter-lived, and has

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