security researchers find flaws in amd chips but raise eyebrows with rushed disclosure
TechCrunch  A newly discovered set of vulnerabilities in AMD chips is making waves not because of the scale of the flaws, but rather the rushed, market-ready way they were disclosed by the researchers. When was the last time a bug had its own professionally shot video and PR rep, yet the company was only alerted 24 hours ahead of time? The flaws may be real, but the precedent set here is an unsavory one. Read More 6 days
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AMD allegedly has its own Spectre-like security flaws - CNET
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