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A raft of flaws in AMD chips makes bad hacks much, much worse
2018-03-13T21:07:59+00:00 - Dan Goodin / Ars Technica
AMD officials released a statement that read: "At AMD, security is a top priority and we are continually working to ensure the safety of our users as new risks arise. All that's required to exploit the AMD chip vulnerabilities, Guido said, is a single administrator credential inside the network. Unlike Apple, which custom-designed its secure enclave, AMD relies on a 32-bit Cortex A5 processor designed by ARM. AMD's Secure Processor, Guido said, "is intended to be the one defensible part of the processor. In 2016, ASMedia parent company ASUSTeK Computer settled charges brought by the Federal Trade Commission that alleged it neglected security vulnerabilities.

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