Google slings websites into Chrome’s solitary confinement on Android to thwart Spectre-style data snooping

Ignore the overhead, enjoy Site Isolation – a defense against side-channel attacks Last year, Google deployed Site Isolation in desktop versions of its Chrome browser as a defense against CPU side-channel attacks like Spectre. The technique renders websites in separate processes to prevent one from interfering with or snooping on another, augmenting browser sandboxing defenses.… READ MORE HERE…

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Apple insists it’s totally not doing that thing it wasn’t accused of: We’re not handing over Safari URLs to Tencent – just people’s IP addresses

Cupertino in China Syndrome meltdown Responding to concern that its Safari browser’s defense against malicious websites may reveal the IP addresses of some users’ devices to China-based Tencent, Apple insists that Safari doesn’t reveal a different bit of information, the webpages Safari users visit.… READ MORE HERE…

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