Advanced Micro Devices, known as AMD, in short, has confirmed that its chips do have security vulnerabilities. But at the same time, the processor making giant said that the flaws were exaggerated by the media for reasons best known to them.
Currently, there are 13 potential exploits that will be fixed within few weeks through software updates said the chip maker and confirmed that none of the holes were used for malevolent purposes till date.
In January this year, a small Israeli security company called CTS labs disclosed to the world that processors manufactured by Intel and AMD were susceptible to various kinds of cyber attacks. The firm confessed that the flaws could allow bad actors to infiltrate the network and conduct espionage on servers resulting in computer reboots and virtually remaining undetectable by most endpoint security solutions.
Mark Papermaster, the CTO of AMD responded to the claims of CTS Labs and argued that his company chips were less at risk than those from Intel as the silicon wafers manufactured by Intel suffer from Spectre and Meltdown flaws- claimed notorious in cyberspace.
Mr. Paperwork also confirmed that the said 13 flaws will never show performance impact and will be addressed on a gradual note.
Note- AMD and Intel are both touted as processor making giants serving different companies on a global note. In fact, Advanced Micro Devices is seen as the only significant rival to Intel in the market for x86 microprocessors. Also, the Santa Clara based company is known to hold a Guinness World Record Achievement for producing “ Highest Frequency of a Computer Processor” (8.429 GHz) running on only one active module and cooled by Helium.