Google Chrome to Get Meltdown and Spectre Patches on January 23

Microsoft has already shipped updates to keep Edge users protected against the recently discovered CPU flaws and Mozilla did the same thing with the release of Firefox 57.0.4 only a few hours ago.

Google, on the other hand, which ironically is the company that discovered the said Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, won’t deliver patches for Chrome browser until January 23 when version 64 is expected to ship.

“Chrome’s JavaScript engine, V8, will include mitigations starting with Chrome 64, which will be released on or around January 23rd 2018. Future Chrome releases will include additional mitigations and hardening measures which will further reduce the impact of this class of attack,” Google says.

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