AMD Details Spectre Security Exploit Mitigation Strategy In The Age Of Speculative Execution

AMD’s initial response to the Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws made it clear “there is a near zero risk to AMD processors.” That zero risk doesn’t mean zero impact, as we’re starting to discover today. “We have defined additional steps through a combination of processor microcode updates and OS patches that we will make available to AMD customers and partners to further mitigate the threat,” says Mark Papermaster, AMD’s chief technology officer. AMD is making firmware updates available for Ryzen and EPYC owners this week, and the company is planning to update older processors “over the coming weeks.” Like Intel, these firmware updates will be provided to PC makers, and it will be up to suppliers to ensure customers receive these. AMD... Continue reading…

AMD Details Spectre Security Exploit Mitigation Strategy In The Age Of Speculative Execution

When the news of Meltdown and Spectre processor vulnerabilities first started making the round, Intel by far received the brunt of the hits with regards to negative reaction from customers ...

Fri 12 Jan 18 from HotHardware

AMD is deploying a patch for the second Spectre CPU vulnerability

While Intel is at the center of the Spectre/Meltdown fiasco, AMD's chips are also affected by the CPU vulnerabilities. The company previously said that its chips are only susceptible ...

Fri 12 Jan 18 from Engadget

AMD confirms its chips are vulnerable to Spectre, is rolling out fixes

With all the press related to the Spectre and Meltdown CPU flaws right now, Intel must be feeling the pressure. The same can’t be said for AMD, which, due to the architecture of its processors, ...

Fri 12 Jan 18 from Techspot

AMD: Yes, Spectre does affect our processors - CNET

The chip-maker first said there would be "near zero" impact on its chips from one variant of a flaw that makes sensitive information vulnerable.

Thu 11 Jan 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

AMD Releases Updated Risk Guidance on Meltdown, Spectre

AMD has clarified its own weaknesses against Spectre and Meltdown. One week later, things aren't quite as rosy as AMD hoped they'd be. The post AMD Releases Updated Risk Guidance on Meltdown, ...

Thu 11 Jan 18 from Extremetech

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