Massive CPU Security Flaws Revealed


Yeah, another intel bug like Meltdown. AMD is definitely looking better.


Name your new notable thing “SPOILER” to make it virtually search engine kryptonite, gg.


So, this sounds really, really bad, especially to cloud providers. That’s a monstrous number of CPUs that have to be replaced.


For those who aren’t afraid of the flaws, it may mean a lot of cheap used hardware appearing on the market soon. I mean, you would think?


Are we reasonably certain that the only reason similar flaws haven’t been found in AMD is because of security by obscurity? I don’t have any reason to think they are vulnerable, but then again, is anyone actually working on attacking them, given how prevalent Intel is?


Don’t know, but that approach has worked pretty damned well for macs for the last two decades.


That’s one possible explanation, another is that AMD just didn’t have the same level of optimizations that Intel had, and hence has fewer surfaces to attack.


According to

The researchers also examined Arm and AMD processor cores, but found they did not exhibit similar behavior.


For this specific bug, yes. That wasn’t the point.