Chrome 64 Ships With Spectre/Meltdown Mitigation, CSS Additions
Written by Michael Larabel in Google on 24 January 2018 at 04:48 PM EST. 3 Comments
GOOGLE --
If the release of Firefox 58 yesterday didn't excite you, Google has today rolled out to stable channel the Chrome 64.0 web-browser.

First up, Chrome 64.0 has fixes to address speculative side-channel attacks, a.k.a. Spectre and Meltdown, which may cause some minor slowdowns to Chrome's performance.

Chrome 64.0 also has CSS transform-box support, CSS4's text-decoration-skip-ink property, a rel="modulepreload" capability for link elements, RTCP updates, audio handling improvements, pop-up blocking enhancements. and other improvements.

More details on Chrome 64 via the Chrome Release Blog and ChromeStatus.com.
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