New UC Browser Upgrade Tackles CPU Exploits

UC Browser, India’s most popular mobile browser from UCWeb, an Alibaba Mobile Business Group company, has announced UC Browser 12.0 version update to address concerns regarding the recently-disclosed CPU exploits. UC Browser’s new version contains mitigations against Spectre, recently-discovered vulnerability that is affecting a number of processors.

On vulnerable systems, Meltdown and Spectre increase the risk of side-channel attacks triggered by malicious web content, potentially allowing attackers to access private information outside the scope of a given website. One way that UC Browser is mitigating this risk is by disrupting the comparison of the singularity and making the accessing time trivial. Among them, the high precision run-time interface of JS is the main restoration object.

Since attacks on Spectre requires measuring precise time intervals, UC Browser reduces the resolution of performance now.So it is impossible to read user’s web browsing history or password from malicious web content after the latest update.

The updated UC Browser is available on Google Play.

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