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Chrome RAM Usage Has Increased Because Of Spectre Fixes

4 monthes ago   |   By Ubergizmo

Google has patched the Spectre CPU vulnerabilities in its Chrome browser but they have resulted in Chrome using more RAM than before. Google has confirmed in a blog post that a feature that protects users against Spectre side-channel attacks results in increased RAM usage. The feature offers protection against attacks that use the speculative execution features of most processors in order to get access to parts of the memory which aren't meant to be accessed.
Google's new Site Isolation feature has been detailed for its latest Chrome 67 release. The feature is enabled by default so Chrome...
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Chrome's RAM usage is higher than ever as Google introduces Site Isolation to fight Spectre

Chrome's RAM usage is higher than ever as Google introduces Site Isolation to fight Spectre

4 monthes ago   |   By Beta News

Google's Chrome browser may be popular, but you'll find a lot of its users complain about high memory usage. With Chrome 67, things just got even worse. If you've noticed that Chrome on the desktop is using more RAM, you're not imagining it. Google has enabled a Site Isolation feature in Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome OS to help mitigate against the Spectre vulnerability - and it's a bit memory-hungry. See also: New Spectre 1.1 and Spectre 1.2 CPU vulnerabilities exposed Researchers develop SafeSpec to overcome vulnerabilities like Spectre and Meltdown Spectre and Meltdown variant 4...
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