Intel, AMD and ARM CPUs hit by new Specter vulnerability

Intel, AMD and ARM CPUs hit by new Specter vulnerability

A few days ago, Intel and ARM chips were found to be affected by a new Specter vulnerability. Dubbed Specter V2, AMD processors were thought to avoid the problem, but new research shows AMD’s mitigation efforts are inadequate.

The team of researchers from VU University Amsterdam (via Tom’s Hardware) in the Netherlands demonstrated a new Specter attack that circumvents the hardware limitations introduced by Intel and ARM in recent years. AMD was believed to be immune, or at least not significantly affected, but Intel has since revealed that AMD’s chipset may have vulnerabilities. Since then, AMD has issued a security notice confirming the vulnerability.