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AMD Security Issues


#21

He really hit a nerve with you people, huh?


#22

A little yeah. I mean, he said a bunch of unsubstantiated shit, and passed it off as fact. That he did it with HTTPS makes it super dangerous.


#23

On their site and the white paper not one mention of Linux.


#24

Interesting to note, but not incriminating in itself.


#25

These vulnerabilities all require some combination of a BIOS flash, admin access, and/or cryptographically signed compromised drivers to exploit. If you have that sort of access you own the device anyway.

I agree with previous posters saying this feels like a coordinated attack on AMD stock.


#26

There is a lot of shit adding up from sudden company, to sudden domains, to sudden youtubes, to white paper and site that don’t include Linux. And check out this legal disclaimer:

So even if our shit is proven all wrong we won’t take it down… or modify it… or do fuck all with it.


#27

Don’t worry, I’ve been all over that disclaimer.


#28

That disclaimer is pretty standard/boilerplate and indicates nothing whatsoever.

Still fishy overall, but the disclaimer ain’t why.


#29

The disclaimer doesn’t help the fishyness… nowhere did I mention that was the only thing, as I posted there is a combination of things that make this fishy including the disclaimer.


#30

https://meltdownattack.com/

Bottom of page, “legal notice” points to here:

https://www.tugraz.at/en/about-this-page/legal-notice/

Read it, it’s basically the same thing except for the part where they’re going to change it.


#31

Unfortunately for me the hit on amd stock wasn’t big enough… it’s still going but I was expecting a price of 10 not 11.5+


#32

If it was intended to depress their stock, they went about it the wrong way. Immediate disclosure of a half-dozen low-criticality vulnerabilities won’t cut it. What they should have done is spread FUD for a couple weeks, putting up a big scary apocalyptic “coming soon” website, and hinted at oncoming doom widely everywhere.


#33

If ARM counts now, what would have stopped MIPS, PPC, Alpha, SPARC, etc. from counting in the past?


#34

Short sellers.

They made a rookie mistake.
AMD is plagued by day-traders and algorithms who couldn’t give a damn about the fundamentals.

I suspect this backfired because the damn stocks increased.


#35

https://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/amd/news-headlines

Its just going up…


#36

We’re likely going to see a lawsuit by AMD and a investigation.

Magic.
Sources…
Unicorns…


#37

#38

is that a prediction and thats why you are just typing sources or are you using a bot to write posts ?


#39

It’s an informed hint :wink:


#40

I call those predictions. Btw judging by how its going the stock may hit 12.5 soon.