UC Browser, India’s most popular mobile browser from UCWeb. An Alibaba Mobile Business Group company, has announced UC Browser 12.0 version update. This update will 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.
UCWeb Inc. (UCWeb), a business within Alibaba Mobile Business Group, is a leading provider of mobile internet software and services. Since the inception in 2004, UCWeb’s mission has been to provide better mobile internet experience to people around the world. The international product portfolio of UCWeb includes UC Browser (mobile browsing service), UC News (content distributor), 9Apps (Android app store), and UC Union (mobile traffic and monetization platform). UC Browser is one of the world’s top 3 mobile browsers (as per StatCounter). UC’s Browser has reached 430 million Monthly Active Users as of August 2016, while 9Apps has clocked over 250 million. Additional information about UCWeb and its products can be found at www.ucweb.com