Israeli company CTS Labs announced that the AMD chips Ryzen and EPYC discovered 13 critical vulnerabilities that allow to access user data or to install malware. Of particular concern is the fact that the vulnerabilities affect a special protected area of the processor, which stores critical data.
Ryzen chips used in desktop PCs and laptops, and processors EPYC used on servers.
From AMD replied that security for them is one of the main priorities. Experts just started to get acquainted with the report CTS Labs in order to understand the methodology of the researchers and the results of their work.
However, security professionals have criticized the Israeli company, which gave AMD less than 24 hours to prepare a response prior to publish your report. At the same time, standard procedure was to notify the company about this vulnerability for 90 days. The website Cnet.com in turn, reminds that the researchers Google gave Intel six months to fix problems related to hardware vulnerabilities Spectre and Meltdown.