yay.. amd bug disclosed. hide your motherboards
It doesn't sound that serious, though. Apparently, an attacker would have to have physical access to the target machine; hence it doesn't concern me. Nobody but me, and I mean NOBODY, touches my machine.
Sometimes, though, I have to wonder about these people sitting around looking for flaws and vulnerabilities in this, that and everything. Just about every day you can look on the internet and read that something is bad for you. It wasn't 40 - 50 years ago, but it is now. Then there's all the things Yahoo says we're doing wrong. I've been peeling potatoes the same way without a problem for 50 years or so, yet according to a recent story on Yahoo, I'm doing it all wrong. Like WTF?
As for these so-called engineers constantly finding flaws in CPUs and other PC related items, maybe there are some genuine concerns, but is there a need to alarm the public over issues that barely constitute a real threat, like this AMD one. The Intel flaw sounds more serious, yes, but if it has existed un-patched for the last 10 or more years, and hackers, etc, hadn't discovered/exploited it before now, maybe they can't [it takes the higher expertise of an Intel engineer] and there's not a lot to worry about?
In other words, we're sent so many insignificant alarm bells/false alarms that it's hard to know what is or isn't a real threat. And what amuses me is what food is now bad for us: one weeks it's potatoes; another it's rice; the next week it's red meat; a month later it's white meat and or fish. Then there's all the tinned and bottled stuff. If we took note of every food crackpot there is we'd eat eff all and die.
And the next person who tells me I'm peeling a banana all wrong, well I'm gonna shove it up his..... uh, where the sun don't shine.