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Chrome is using 10-13% more RAM because of Spectre mitigation efforts

Chrome is using 10-13% more RAM because of Spectre mitigation efforts

If you feel like Chrome's been using more RAM on the desktop client since the v67 release a month back, good news: you're not going crazy! Bad news: it definitely is using more RAM (again, on the desktop).

That's because of an advanced new security feature the Chromium team has rolled into the latest version of Google's infamously memory-hungry browser, known as Site Isolation. I'll spare you the technical details, but the short of it is that because of the growing number of memory leak vulnerabilities being exposed as part of the Spectre and Meltdown flaws, the Chrome team has decided to enable Site Isolation by default in Chrome on the desktop as of version 67.

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Google Cancels Pwnium, The Competition For Finding Vulnerabilities In Chrome, In An Effort To Improve Security [You Read That Correctly]

Google Cancels Pwnium, The Competition For Finding Vulnerabilities In Chrome, In An Effort To Improve Security [You Read That Correctly]

Google is cancelling the upcoming iteration of Pwnium, the competition they have sponsored regularly over the past several years. Pwnium has been very useful for Google in protecting Chrome and Chrome OS, because the entire event is about finding holes in the Chromium project. Why did they cancel it, then? For the sake of security!

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