Google Chrome's new protection against Meltdown and Spectre bugs will slow your computer down


Good news! Google has added new safeguards to its Chrome web browser to protect you from the critical Meltdown and Spectre CPU vulnerabilities discovered in January.

The bad news: Chrome is now an even bigger memory (RAM) hog than before. So if your computer’s already feeling the performance pinch because it doesn’t have a bountiful amount of RAM, it’s only gonna get worse.

In a security blog post, Google details how the latest version of its browser, Chrome 67, implements a feature called “Site Isolation” to shield against Meltdown and Spectre. Read more…

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