A report has emerged that more than a dozen security flaws have been discovered in Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) chips. Researchers from Israel-based CTS-Labs have uncovered 13 vulnerabilities in the company’s Ryzen and Epyc processors.
Cnet shares the scoop on the problems that AMD is facing.
Researchers have discovered critical security flaws with AMD’s chips, allowing attackers to access sensitive data from highly guarded processors across millions of devices.
Particularly worrisome is the fact that the vulnerabilities lie in the so-called secure part of the processors — typically where your device stores sensitive data like passwords and encryption keys. It’s also where your processor makes sure nothing malicious is running when you start your computer.
The researchers discovered flaws that would allow hackers to access data on the chips and install malware while doing so. The company’s Ryzen chips are found in desktops and laptops, while the Epyc processors make their home in server environments.
“We are investigating this report, which we just received, to understand the methodology and merit of the findings,” a spokesperson for AMD said.
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. shares were trading at $11.36 per share on Tuesday morning, down $0.16 (-1.39%). Year-to-date, AMD has gained 10.51%, versus a 4.77% rise in the benchmark S&P 500 index during the same period.