AMD: Yes, Spectre does affect our processors

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"We are working quickly with these customers to understand, diagnose and address this reboot issue", Shenoy said in the statement. This was obviously done in a controlled environment, with a transparent barrier between us and the copter, but was still pretty cool to watch. On Tuesday, Microsoft temporarily paused sending software updates to some devices with AMD processors after discovering some machines were rendered unusable.

Intel can take some small measure of comfort from the fact it is not alone with having ongoing Meltdown/Spectre worries to handle, as AMD on Thursday confirmed that its kit is vulnerable to Spectre.

Last week, security researchers disclosed a set of flaws that could let hackers steal sensitive information from nearly every modern computing device containing chips from Intel, Advanced Micro Devices and ARM Holdings. He further stated that Intel is in an exploratory partnership with Paramount Pictures, for future movies to be shot with this technology.

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Intel has cautioned that the fixes for the Meltdown and Spectre bugs may cause instability with some older processors, while the firm's CEO also issued a statement promising greater transparency regarding these sort of major vulnerabilities going forward.

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Is it true the Windows patch for Spectre renders AMD systems unusable?

How can we patch vulnerabilities on AMD?

We expect this issue to be corrected shortly and Microsoft should resume updates for these older processors by next week.
In the meantime, users should ensure that reputable endpoint anti-malware (anti-virus) software is installed and active with the most recent malware signatures.

Notably, Intel didn't give the same advice to consumers as it's giving to its big customers. In the autonomous vehicle space, Intel and Mobileye will begin gathering a mapping data as early as this year, with the help of the latter's Road Experiment Management (REM) system. "It doesn't surprise me a lot that there would be some hiccups", he said.

"They are not affected by these security issues".

Google Project Zero (GPZ) Variant 1 (Bounds Check Bypass or Spectre) is applicable to AMD processors. Fixing Spectre's branch target injection flaw will require firmware fixes that AMD has said will start to arrive for Ryzen and EPYC CPUs this week.

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