| ||Ask HN: Text-based web-browsers. Are it affected by Meltdown and Spectre?|
3 points by app4soft on Jan 20, 2018 | hide | past | web | favorite | 4 comments |
|Most popular web-browsers (Mozilla FireFox, Gooogle Chrome, Pale Moon, etc.) already work on solving issues related to Spectre and Meltdown attacks and this month rolled out it's security updates.|
Text-based web-browsers (such as Lynx, Links2, etc.) are much simpler than 'normal' browsers, so could they be affected by Meltdown and Spectre? Are there any news on security issues for text-based browsers related to such attacks?
P.S.: I use Links browser in graphics mode as default browser on my PC, and this post also submitted throw it ;-)
$ links2 -g http://news.ycombinator.com
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