13 serious vulnerabilities are discovered for the AMD Ryzen and EPYC chips, Meltdown / Specter chaos!

AMD Ryzen and EPYC chips

Researchers from the CTS-Labs company claim to have found 13 vulnerabilities that affect processors of the AMD Ryzen (desktop) and AMD EPYC families (servers). These vulnerabilities could be exploited by potential attackers to install malware in theoretically safe parts of these processors that would give full access to all the data (privileged or not) of the machines in which they are installed.

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PC with AMD Ryzen or Intel 7th generation, upgrading Windows 7 / 8.1 gets very difficult

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For more than a year, we have known that the new generations of Intel and AMD processors would not get along well with older editions of Windows. If you want to use Windows 7 or Windows 8 / 8.1 with these processors you can do so, but there is no official support for those systems either by Microsoft or by AMD or Intel : all “recommend” using Windows 10 based…

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