A new flaw in AMD Ryzen processors could seriously compromise performance

All AMD (opens in a new tab) Experts warn that Zen processors are prone to a medium-weight vulnerability that could allow cybercriminals to perform side-channel attacks and to relatively easily reveal 4,096-bit RSA keys.

The flaw, discovered by many cybersecurity researchers at technology universities in Graz and Georgia, was described in an article titled “SQUIP: Exploiting the Scheduler Queue Contention Side Channel” and later confirmed by AMD itself.

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