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Re: AMD and ARM CPU chips security vulnerability
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Subject: Re: AMD and ARM CPU chips security vulnerability
From: Fred Gleason <fredg@paravelsystems.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2018 10:27:18 -0500
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On Jan 5, 2018, at 10:15, Darcey Christianson <Darcey.Christianson@moody.edu> wrote:

From what I’ve read, AMD is not affected.  Just Intel processors which includes ARM.

Only partially true. There are actually two classes of vulnerability that have been identified, code-named ‘Spectre’ and ‘Meltdown’ (I know, it sounds like a James Bond novel!). It appears that only Intel is vulnerable to Meltdown, but processors from a wide range of manufacturers (including AMD) have been demonstrated to be vulnerable to Spectre.

Some good information is available at:


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