AMD: Yes, Spectre does affect our processors

CNET | 1/11/2018 | Laura Hautala
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An AMD FX-8320e PC CPU. Chips made by AMD are susceptible to the Spectre flaw, the company made clear on Thursday.

Is it or isn't it? There was some confusion when news first hit last week that researchers had found serious flaws, called Spectre and Meltdown, in many of the chips that power computers and phones. Yes, chips from Intel and Arm were affected, but what about chips from AMD?

AMD - Thursday - Statement - Room - Doubt

AMD on Thursday put out a new statement that left no room for doubt. Each of the two variants of the design flaw called Spectre "is applicable to AMD processors," the company's chief technology officer, Mark Papermaster, said in the statement.

That helps clear up uncertainty that arose in the aftermath of the revelations that central processing units were susceptible to attacks that could reveal sensitive information -- like passwords and encryption keys -- that should be locked down. The...
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