Spectre/Meltdown fixes for Vivaldi

A Vivaldi update described as ‘minor’ includes mitigations for the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities. The changes are intended to make exploiting Spectre and Meltdown much more difficult in the context of Vivaldi itself. Other browser makers have released — or are working on — similar updates.

The announcement for Vivaldi 1.13.1008.44 is light on details, and there’s no link to a change log. The new version number isn’t even mentioned.

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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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