Researchers find ‘critical’ security flaws in AMD chips | Tech/Gadgets
TAIPEI, March 14 — Security researchers said yesterday they discovered flaws in chips made by Advanced Micro Devices that could allow hackers to take over computers and networks.
Israeli-based security firm CTS Labs published its research showing “multiple critical security vulnerabilities and exploitable manufacturer backdoors” in AMD chips.
CTS itemized 13 flaws, saying they “have the potential to put organizations at significantly increased risk of cyberattacks”.
The report comes weeks after Intel disclosed similar hardware-based flaws dubbed Meltdown and Spectre, sparking widespread computer security concerns and a congressional inquiry.
CTS said the newly discovered flaws could compromise AMD’s new chips that handle applications in the enterprise, industrial and aerospace sectors, as well as consumer…
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