Google has switched on a defensive technology in Chrome that will make it much more difficult for Spectra-like attacks to steal information such as log-on credentials.
Called “Site Isolation,” the new security technology has a decade-long history, but most recently it’s been cited as a shield to guard against threats posed by Spectre, the processor vulnerability sniffed out by Google’s own engineers more than year ago, writes Gregg Keizer at computerworld.com.
Google has switched on Site Isolation for the vast majority of Chrome users – 99 percent of them by the search giant’s account.
“Many known issues have been resolved since (Chrome 63), making it practical to enable by default for all desktop Chrome users,” Charlie Reis, a Google software engineer, wrote
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