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Here’s what every Chrome user should do in the wake of #Spectre

CyberWisdom’d Chrome Use Recommendation:

  A recent story from mentions a revealing a mitigation step in the wake of #Spectre with a simple Google Chrome command “chrome://flags/#enable-site-per-process”, and it works by my screen capture.

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The new year kicked off with a bang on Jan. 3 when security researchers revealed two major software vulnerabilities that affect, to some extent, most types of computer processors on the planet. Laptops, desktops, Chromebooks, smartphones, and enterprise machines are all potentially at risk, theoretically allowing attackers exploiting what have been dubbed Meltdown and Spectre to steal your passwords and other sensitive data.  And while the ultimate fix may be a costly hardware one, there are steps you can take today to at least mitigate your risk. If you’re a Chrome user in particular, Google has one very specific recommendation for protecting against Spectre. Now here’s the rare dash of good news: It’s super easy to implement.  SEE ALSO: Google says it’s got your back on major CPU vulnerability Buried within Google’s lengthy (and informative!) blog post on its response to Spectre (Variant 1 and 2) and Meltdown (Variant 3) is a link to a page listing the “mitigation status” of affected products. Essentially, this page lists out all the Google services that are at risk, and what steps the company has taken to address that risk. Engaging post, Read More…

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