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Google Chrome Uses 10% More RAM For Meltdown & Spectre Fixes

7 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

The Google Chrome team has just rolled out Chrome 67 across all platforms, which brings in a slew of changes behind the scenes, but the big change that users are going to notice is that Chrome is using even more RAM than usual. In fact, Chrome is going to be using about 10-percent more RAM with this update. This is because of the fixes that the Chrome team needed to include for Meltdown and Spectre. So while your internet browsing is going to be safe from these exploits, you're going to be using more RAM for your browsing.
The Chrome blog has announced the update and detailed what's new...
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Google Chrome's new Meltdown and Spectre safeguard is a memory hog

Google Chrome's new Meltdown and Spectre safeguard is a memory hog

7 days ago   |   By MobileSyrup

Chome has added new protections against the Meltdown and Spectre exploits that target hardware vulnerabilities in modern processors - but the new version of the browser uses a lot more memory. In a nutshell, Meltdown and Spectre are exploits that allow for malicious programs to steal data that is being processed on the computer by other legitimate programs. Chrome has introduced a new ‘Site Isolation' security feature that acts as a second line of defense for attacks where one website tries to access another's data inside the browser. It makes sure that pages from different websites are...
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Google Chrome's number-one competitor claims it fixes one of the biggest problems with Chrome - here's how to see if works for you

Google Chrome's number-one competitor claims it fixes one of the biggest problems with Chrome - here's how to see if works for you

7 days ago   |   By Business Insider

It's conventional wisdom that Google's Chrome web browser is often the culprit when your computer slows down.
Chrome is often known as a "memory hog," as it seems to always consume a big chunk of your computer's RAM. That can often lead to a pretty noticeable performance drop, even on high-end powerhouse PCs.
A quick RAM recap: It's your computer's short-term memory, where it keeps tabs on apps that you're using. In Chrome, more more open tabs and extensions means more RAM usage, which in turn means a hit to performance.
As recently as November 2017, Mozilla has emerged as a beacon of hope...
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