I/O chat with Emily Schechter and Chris Palmer

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In this episode we chat to Emily Schechter and Chris Palmer, who work on the security team for Chrome. We cover stuff like:

  • What Meltdown and Spectre are, and why they're a problem.
  • How annoying it is when someone conducts a sound test while you're trying to record a podcast.
  • Cross-origin read blocking.
  • Samesite cookies.
  • Getting the long tail of the web onto HTTPS.
  • Updating Chrome's UI to indicate HTTP is "not secure".

Also check out Emily and Chris's I/O talk, Palmer and Schechter on Meltdown and Spectre.