After academic researchers revealed additional security flaws involving computer chips made by Intel Corp., Advanced Micro Devices said Tuesday that the flaws do not affect any of the company’s chips.
The vulnerabilities, disclosed under the name Foreshadow, allow people to steal sensitive information stored inside personal computers or third-party cloud servers that use Intel processors.
An AMD spokesman said Tuesday that the company is advising customers, “including in virtualized environments, to not implement Foreshadow-related software mitigations for their AMD platforms.”
While AMD is headquartered in California, most of its operations are run out of its Austin office.
The new chip flaws are yet another blow in what has already been a rough year for Intel, which has had to respond to chip security vulnerabilities since January.
That month, researchers revealed the first set of flaws affecting the company’s chips. Named Spectre and Meltdown, the wide-ranging vulnerabilities allowed attackers to steal private information, such as passwords, from computers. Only five months later, Intel had to address more flaws on its chips and scramble to issue patches.
The Spectre flaw affected some variants of AMD’s chips as well, but since then, the company has been able to avoid further trouble and has benefited from Intel’s struggles.
AMD has released new products throughout the year that have been received well by investors and industry analysts and have helped boost its brand. In July, the company reported 53 percent year-over-year revenue growth.
As of Tuesday afternoon, AMD’s stock had risen more than 50 percent year-over-year, with a 5 percent jump since the beginning of the week.
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