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Major design flaw puts most microprocessors at risk
« on: January 04, 2018, 12:21:41 am »
Security flaws put virtually all phones, computers at risk

FRANKFURT/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Security researchers on Wednesday disclosed a set of security flaws that they said could let hackers steal sensitive information from nearly every modern computing device containing chips from Intel Corp <INTC.O>, Advanced Micro Devices Inc <AMD.O> and ARM Holdings.
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Re: Major design flaw puts most microprocessors at risk
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2018, 08:41:17 pm »
Security flaws put virtually all phones, computers at risk

FRANKFURT/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Security researchers on Wednesday disclosed a set of security flaws that they said could let hackers steal sensitive information from nearly every modern computing device containing chips from Intel Corp <INTC.O>, Advanced Micro Devices Inc <AMD.O> and ARM Holdings.

AMD is saying it does not affect their devices.
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Re: Major design flaw puts most microprocessors at risk
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2018, 10:30:29 pm »
AMD is saying it does not affect their devices.

The first vulnerability, which they're calling "Meltdown", does not affect AMD...but the second, which I believe they're calling "Spectre", can. However, the second is apparently harder to take advantage of than the first.

I was getting ready to build out a new PC, but I think I'll wait until this shakes out some more.
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