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Researchers Point to an AMD Backdoor—And Face Their Own Backlash
2018-03-13T19:41:23Z - Andy Greenberg / Wired
"We believe that these vulnerabilities put networks that contain AMD computers at a considerable risk," reads a paper published by the CTS researchers. Ben Gras, Free University of AmsterdamBut in an unusual move, the CTS researchers shared their full findings with AMD only a day before going public, practically blindsiding the company. If a hacker has administrative privileges on a target machine, CTS's attacks allow them to run their own code on those secure processors. That may mean, Li On argues, that the only solution to AMD's security issue would be to replace the hardware altogether. "At AMD, security is a top priority and we are continually working to ensure the safety of our users as new risks arise," AMD wrote in its own short statement to WIRED.

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