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AMD security flaw saga, browsers broken, Lamo dead at 37, and more

Roundup The lingering fallout of security flaws in AMD processor chipsets has dominated the news this week, and it ain't over yet. The initial flaw disclosure on Tuesday was short on details and high on hype, and some thought that either the issue was massively overhyped or was being used to try and manipulate AMD's stock price. The …
Iain Thomson, 17 Mar 2018

OK, deep breath, relax... Let's have a sober look at these 'ere annoying AMD chip security flaws

Analysis CTS-Labs, a security startup founded last year in Israel, sent everyone scrambling and headlines flying today – by claiming it has identified "multiple critical security vulnerabilities and manufacturer backdoors in AMD’s latest Epyc, Ryzen, Ryzen Pro, and Ryzen Mobile processors." Tuesday's glitzy advisory disclosed no …
Thomas Claburn, 13 Mar 2018
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A bit of intel on AMD's embedded Epyc and Ryzen processors

The "other" X86 mill-maker, AMD, has unveiled its efforts to position its Zen architecture kit as an embedded solution for networking, storage, edge and industrial devices: a brace of Epyc and Ryzen processors. The semiconductor firm is aiming Epyc 3000 at networking, storage and edge computing devices and the Ryzen V1000 at …
Chris Mellor, 23 Feb 2018
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Intel didn't tell CERTS, govs, about Meltdown and Spectre because they couldn't help fix it

Letters sent to the United States Congress by Intel and the other six companies in the Meltdown/Spectre disclosure cabal have revealed how and why they didn't inform the wider world about the dangerous chip design flaws. Republican members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee sent letters to the seven in January, to seek …
Simon Sharwood, 23 Feb 2018
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Guess who else Spectre is haunting? Yes, it's AMD. Four class-action CPU flaw lawsuits filed

It's not just Intel facing a legal firestorm over its handling of the Spectre and Meltdown CPU design flaws – AMD is also staring at a growing stack of class-action complaints related to the chip vulnerabilities. At least four separate lawsuits have now been filed against the California-based processor slinger, alleging …
Shaun Nichols, 21 Feb 2018

AMD lures Cisco's server CTO into Epyc new data center gig

Exclusive AMD's push into servers has accelerated just a little after the chip-designer wooed Cisco's chief technology officer for UCS servers to join its ranks. Raghunath Nambiar joined AMD earlier this month in the role of corporate veep in the silicon scribblers' Datacenter Ecosystems and Solutions team. He's quite a catch because …
Simon Sharwood, 21 Feb 2018

Dell goes on Epyc server journey with AMD

Dell is producing one- and two-socket rackmount servers using AMD Epyc processors alongside its Xeon SP server family. The Epyc processor is said to be faster than equivalent Xeons. There are three PowerEdge AMD-powered servers: the R6415, R7415, and R7425. These accompany the PowerEdge 14G R640 and R740 Xeon SP servers in …
Chris Mellor, 6 Feb 2018

Beat Wall St estimates, share price falls 5%. Who else but... AMD?

AMD says it managed to boost revenues by 34 per cent as its Ryzen and Radeon chip lines rack up sales. The other-other CPU builder reports it managed to turn a profit for both the quarter and the 2017 fiscal year. For Q4: Revenues of $1.48bn were up 34 per cent from the year-ago quarter's $1.11bn and ahead of analyst …
Shaun Nichols, 31 Jan 2018
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SHL just got real-mode: US lawmakers demand answers on Meltdown, Spectre handling from Intel, Microsoft and pals

Four Republican members of the US House of Representatives sent letters on Wednesday to the leaders of Amazon, AMD, Apple, ARM, Google, Intel and Microsoft seeking answers about how the embargo on the Meltdown and Spectre bugs was handled. The secrecy agreement, put in place by these same companies, demanded silence from June …
Thomas Claburn, 25 Jan 2018
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Sueball smacks AMD over processor chip security flaw silence

AMD stands accused of "artificially inflating" its stock price by not making public a CPU design flaw the tech world now knows as Spectre, according to a class-action lawsuit brought on behalf of investors. Yesterday's filing by shareholder Doyun Kim in the northern district of California court stated: "As a result of …
Richard Priday, 17 Jan 2018
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Intel’s Meltdown fix freaked out some Broadwells, Haswells

Intel has warned that the fix for its Meltdown and Spectre woes might have made PCs and servers less stable. Chipzilla has slipped out a statement to the effect that “we have received reports from a few customers of higher system reboots after applying firmware updates.” The problems have hit “Broadwell and Haswell CPUs for …
Simon Sharwood, 12 Jan 2018

Meltdown, Spectre bug patch slowdown gets real – and what you can do about it

Analysis Having shot itself in the foot by prioritizing processor speed over security, the chip industry's fix involves doing the same to customers. The patches being put in place to address the Meltdown and Spectre bugs that affect most modern CPUs were supposed be airy little things of no consequence. Instead, for some unlucky people …

It gets worse: Microsoft’s Spectre-fixer wrecks some AMD PCs

Updated Microsoft’s fix for the Meltdown and Spectre bugs may be crocking AMD-powered PCs. A lengthy thread on answers.microsoft.com records numerous instances in which Security Update for Windows KB4056892, Redmond’s Meltdown/Spectre patch, leaves some AMD-powered PCs with the Windows 7 or 10 startup logo and not much more. Users …
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Security hole in AMD CPUs' hidden secure processor code revealed ahead of patches

Cfir Cohen, a security researcher from Google's cloud security team, on Wednesday disclosed a vulnerability in the fTMP of AMD's Platform Security Processor (PSP), which resides on its 64-bit x86 processors and provides administrative functions similar to the Management Engine in Intel chipsets. This sounds bad. It's not as …
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Woo-yay, Meltdown CPU fixes are here. Now, Spectre flaws will haunt tech industry for years

Analysis Intel has borne the brunt of the damage from the revelation of two novel attack techniques, dubbed Meltdown and Spectre, that affect the majority of modern CPUs in various ways. The chipmaker's stock price is down, and it's being eyed for possible securities litigation, following reports CEO Brian Krzanich sold the bulk of his …

Microsoft patches Windows to cool off Intel's Meltdown – wait, antivirus? Slow your roll

Microsoft has released updates for Windows to block attempts by hackers and malware to exploit the Meltdown vulnerability in Intel x86-64 processors – but you will want to check your antivirus software before applying the fixes. The Redmond giant issued the out-of-band update late yesterday for Windows 10 version 1709. While …
Shaun Nichols, 4 Jan 2018
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Meltdown, Spectre: The password theft bugs at the heart of Intel CPUs

Summary The severe design flaw in Intel microprocessors that allows sensitive data, such as passwords and crypto-keys, to be stolen from memory is real – and its details have been revealed. On Tuesday, we warned that a blueprint blunder in Intel's CPUs could allow applications, malware, and JavaScript running in web browsers, to …

We translated Intel's crap attempt to spin its way out of CPU security bug PR nightmare

Analysis In the wake of The Register's report on Tuesday about the vulnerabilities affecting Intel chips, Chipzilla on Wednesday issued a press release to address the problems disclosed by Google's security researchers that afternoon. To help put Intel's claims into context, we've annotated the text. Bold is Intel's spin. Intel and …

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