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Encryption Vulnerability Discovered on AMD’s Updated EPYC Processors

Semiconductor manufacturer Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has spent much of its history chasing its well-established competitor Intel, which was seen as making a superior product. While a great deal of virtual ink has been spilled in this debate over the years, at least on the personal computing side, it was as close to indisputable as […]

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Tech Companies Sign Accord Regarding State-Backed Cyberattacks

On April 17, 2018, a group of 34 tech companies signed onto the Cybersecurity Tech Accord. A press release posted to the landing page of their website calls the pledge “a watershed agreement” among the companies, including Microsoft, Facebook, HP, and Nokia, to name a few. The accord is an attempt for these companies, whose […]

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AMD Patches Spectre Vulnerability

On April 10, 2018 AMD’s Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Mark Papermaster announced that the company has released patches for the Spectre (Variant 2) vulnerability. This patch requires both “microcode updates from original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and motherboard partners” and a fully updated version of Windows. These fixes cover AMD processors dating “to […]

AMD Responds to Report on Processor Vulnerabilities

On March 21, 2018, Mark Papermaster, the Chief Technology Officer of semiconductor manufacturer Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) responded to the claims of security vulnerabilities in their chipsets. The initial report, made by researchers from CTS Labs on March 12, claimed that they uncovered 13 vulnerabilities in the Platform Security Processor (PSP) and Promontory chipsets used […]

AMD Processors Contain Serious Vulnerabilities

On the heels of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities that affected Intel processors, a security research firm has released a report detailing exploits they’ve uncovered in AMD processors. The controversial report, produced by CTS Labs, a cybersecurity consultancy firm, alleges that 13 vulnerabilities exist in the AMD Platform Security Processor (PSP), used in the company’s […]

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New Microsoft Driver Security Guidance Released

At the end of February, Microsoft unveiled its new Driver Security Guidance for Windows driver developers. The guidance is designed to help developers avoid or prevent the issues associated with a driver being attacked.