More recently, AMD has come forward to reassure their customers that their chips are safe from the recently discovered ZombieLoad vulnerability that seems to have affected quite a number of Intel’s processors.
In a post made on its website, AMD says, “At AMD we develop our products and services with security in mind. Based on our analysis and discussions with the researchers, we believe our products are not susceptible to ‘Fallout’, ‘RIDL’ or ‘ZombieLoad Attack’ because of the hardware protection checks in our architecture. We have not been able to demonstrate these exploits on AMD products and are unaware of others having done so.”
The ZombieLoad vulnerability was discovered just last week and is the second time in recent years that Intel has been affected by chip vulnerabilities. Previously, the company had quite a PR nightmare on their hands when it was discovered that the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities had affected their processors as well.
Intel has since issued microcode patches to computer makers to help them patch these flaws, but whether this has shaken the confidence in its customers remains to be seen.