Oh, AMD (Premium)


No one should be surprised that AMD is also impacted by the industry-wide security vulnerabilities that have dominated the headlines in recent weeks. My concern, ultimately, is with this company's ham-handed response to this crisis. AMD is making Intel look responsible by comparison.

As you may recall, Intel has botched its response to the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, which is astonishing given that the firm had over six months to fix the flaws and prepare its public response. After an initial statement in which it downplayed the impact of the flaws---really, the impact of the fixes that would be necessary to mitigate the flaws---Intel was found to have lied. And yet it kept parroting the same misleading information, stating after it had been called out that it would somehow make its chips "immune" from both exploits.

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