Find out if your browser is vulnerable to Spectre attacks

Discussion in '0-day Release' started by RGiskardR, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. RGiskardR

    RGiskardR Malware Tester Silver Member

    Web browsers are the main target for attacks targeting the recently disclosed Spectre vulnerability. For home systems, one could argue that web browsers are the major attack vector. Why? Because browsers connect to remote sites, and these sites may run JavaScript to exploit the vulnerability.

    Some browser makers pushed out patches fast. Mozilla and Microsoft did for instance whereas Google and the whole Chromium-based group of browsers are not patched yet.

    There are ways to mitigate the issue in Chrome and other Chromium-based browsers such as Opera or Vivaldi. To mitigate known attack forms, users or admins have to enable strict site isolation in the web browser to do so.

    While you can check whether your Windows operating system is vulnerable, you could not check whether your web browser is patched or vulnerable up until now.

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