What browser do you use? MS Edge? Chrome? Firefox? Safari? Others...?

GWGeorge007
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Topic 230138

Quoted from this website:

"A side-channel vulnerability in GPU compression can reveal private details to malicious websites...  The scope of the vulnerability is so severe that it allows malicious websites to reconstruct the GPU-generated pixel rendering of another website (and the credentials used to access it)...  The attack works on GPUs provided by Apple, Intel, AMD, Qualcomm, Arm, and Nvidia...  Edge and Chrome are currently vulnerable to it, but Safari and Firefox are not..."

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/psa-gpus-from-nvidia-amd-intel-and-other-vendors-vulnerable-to-pixel-stealing-gpu-zip-attack

I do hope this does get attention, especially here on BOINC.  If many of you are like me, it may be detrimental to be using your computers as a daily-driver if you use one (or more) of the affected browsers.

Happy crunching, and stay safe.

George

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Tigers_Dave
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Thanks for the information.

Thanks for the information.  My wife and I use Safari (at home and at work) unless it is not supported by a particular website or unless we have to use a PC.

"I was born in a small town, and I live in a small town." - John Mellencamp

Mike Hewson
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DuckDuckGo is the one, with

DuckDuckGo is the one, with Trend Micro.

Cheers, Mike.

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mikey
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I use Chrome mostly but also

I use Chrome mostly but also use FireFox, Edge and Safari and even Brave Browser and Opera sometimes. I use Safari on my Mac's and mostly FireFox on my Linux pc's and then my windows pc's use Edge only for Amazon stuff but Brave Browser and Opera seem to work better for things the others block by default or are hard to work around.

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