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Earlier today Patently Apple posted a report titled "Intel Officially Responds to Inaccurate Media Reporting on its Products and is Working with AMD and ARM on the issue;" with the technical issue relating to Kernel Page Table Isolation, or KPTI. Intel had said in its statement that the bug or flaw was not unique to Intel products and tried to make it like it was a problem for the chip industry in general. Well, that announcement was right out rebuked by AMD in short order.


According to a CNBC report this afternoon, Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) on Wednesday pushed back on a statement from Intel about a recently documented security flaw, saying its chips are mainly not affected.


AMD expects to publish security research on the flaw later on Wednesday but did provide an initial statement of its own:


"To be clear, the security research team identified three variants targeting speculative execution. The threat and the response to the three variants differ by Microprocessor Company, and AMD is not susceptible to all three variants. Due to differences in AMD's architecture, we believe there is a near zero risk to AMD processors at this time.


As we typically do when a potential security issue is identified, AMD has been working across our ecosystem to evaluate and respond to the speculative execution attack identified by a security research team to ensure our users are protected."



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