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From: Rudi <rudi@×××××.net>
To: Gentoo Users List <gentoo-user@l.g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Now it's AMD's turn ...
Date: Sun, 08 Mar 2020 14:24:30
Message-Id: 2A52594F21296FB5.f80f6e58-1c5d-4501-800d-c2b2ebc09066@mail.outlook.com
"While Hardware Unboxed found disclosures that Intel funded the research, raising concerns about the objectivity of the study, the authors have also received backing from Intel (and other sources) for finding flaws in the company's own chips as well as other products. It appears to just be a general effort to spur security research, then. As it stands, the funding source doesn't change the practical reality -- AMD may have to tweak its CPU designs to safeguard against Take A Way attacks going forward."
While I usually side with AMD for their contributions to the Open Sourced community, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that even though they're funded by Intel the fact that they've been keeping the specifics quiet proves that they're trying to help rather than smear the name of AMD.
Hopefully this doesn't cause as much of a recoil as the Spectre/Meltdown mitigations. What % of performance was lost for those? 20?



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From: Michael <confabulate@××××××××.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 8, 2020, 08:30
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Now it's AMD's turn ...

Just in case Intel felt lonely in the vulnerabilities game, some researchers 
(also funded by Intel) managed to reveal the illusion of secure computing is 
probably in the past:

https://www.engadget.com/2020/03/08/amd-cpu-take-a-way-data-leak-security-flaw

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Re: [gentoo-user] Now it's AMD's turn ... Rich Freeman <rich0@g.o>