Opera Update has Spectre Fixes

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 04:01 PM gHale

Opera browser 50.0.2762.67 released Spectre fixes that should make it harder for an attacker to compromise a computer once a malicious website is being loaded in this app.

Opera browser officials said the new version does is set a high precision time for performance.now(), which is pretty much the same tweak that other browser developers, like Microsoft and Mozilla, turned to in order to prevent attacks.

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“After the change, performance.now() has a precision of 100μs and additionally it has received a small amount of randomness in it. That will make the attacks both much harder and less efficient,” Opera officials said.

Opera also said further mitigations will be delivered with Opera 51, adding that fully fixing the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities is a thing that won’t happen overnight.

“Fully addressing these flaws is something that will take a long time, potentially requiring redesigned hardware, but as a browser vendor we have a duty to protect our users despite the circumstances so we are not waiting,” officials said.



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