Opera 50.0.2762.67: security fixes for Meltdown and Spectre

The latest version of Opera contains changes meant to mitigate the Spectre and Meltdown CPU vulnerabilities. Effectively, it’s now more difficult to exploit the vulnerabilities using Javascript running in Opera. Similar changes have already been made in the other major browsers.

Several Windows-specific issues were also addressed in Opera 50.0.2762.67. The change log for Opera 50 provides details.

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Jeff Rivett has worked with and written about computers since the early 1980s. His first computer was an Apple II+, built by his father and heavily customized. Jeff's writing appeared in Computist Magazine in the 1980s, and he created and sold a game utility (Ultimaker 2, reviewed in the December 1983 Washington Apple Pi Journal) to international markets during the same period. Proceeds from writing, software sales, and contract programming gigs paid his way through university, earning him a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) degree at UWO. Jeff went on to work as a programmer, sysadmin, and manager in various industries. There's more on the About page, and on the Jeff Rivett Consulting site.

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