AMD shares slide as chip maker admits greater Spectre vulnerability

Spectre and Meltdown are design flaws in modern CPUs that could allow hackers to bypass system protections on a wide range of devices, allowing attackers to read sensitive information, such as passwords, from memory. "End-users should continue to apply updates recommended by their system and operating system providers", Shenoy said. The update will make it difficult for attackers to exploit Nvidia's driver software when running on machines with the vulnerable CPUs.

An AMD spokesperson told CRN at the time that the company does not need to release any firmware or OS updates to address the Spectre and Meltdown issues.

Intel has responded with its third statement on the matter, and reiterated that the slowdown from the fix would not be significant for average computer users. We expect to make updates available for our previous generation products over the coming weeks.

Krzanich sold $24 million worth of stock back in November 2017, with the sale taking place after Intel found out about the huge Meltdown and Spectre bugs, as they found out months before that.

The Meltdown and Spectre exploits have rocked the computing world, as chipmakers scramble to patch the vulnerabilities.

Although Windows 10 users are also affected, the effect will be most obvious on Windows 7 and 8 systems - giving everyone another reason to upgrade if they haven't already.

For Variant 1 (Bounds Check Bypass or Spectre), AMD is currently working with Microsoft to patch both old and new processors.

Microsoft is distributing patches for the majority of AMD systems now. The situation is still developing, but Spanning is proactively working to ensure customer data is protected. However, firmware updates being released are largely to protect against Spectre Variant 2, which Microsoft says will have an impact on performance. Epic is said to have blamed a slowdown of its online gaming platform on the patches.

Dustin Childs, communications manager at Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative, wrote in a blog post that "the attack scenario is relatively straightforward - convince a user to open a specially crafted Office document". AMD also confirm that neither Spectre nor Meltdown are going to cause a problem for AMD GPUs. These vulnerabilities have the potential to leave this information exposed if exploited correctly. The spooky nicknames just add to the drama of this entire event.

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