AMD Flaws - The Full Story & Analysis

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TheUltimateComputerScientist : So we now need a site at Ctsflaws.com ....oh wait there is already one and its pretty savage.

z : I'm not saying it's Intel but.. never mind it's Intel

Andrew Crews : This hitpeice seems rather "glued together" if you know what I mean

QuantumTV : This was just a poor assassination attempt on AMD, right before second-gen Ryzen launch.

Kenmanhl : I know of a vulnerability of all existing PCs that can destroy any data on the PC. I call it Hammerfall. I do require physical access to the machine and my trusty sledgehammer.

Blazs120gl : As a quick workaround, until AMD comes out with the patches, they should send out some stickers with "Never tell your admin password to anyone!" printed on them. :D

Conor Masterson : "So I'm going to end this video" 40% of the video left

Deathscythes RVE : That intro is Sexy!

Sam McArthur : Must be corporate espionage week this week, CTS labs, Cambridge analytical, facebook. Well at least all my data is secure on Google, 😅!

Harry Potter : "CTS" - COME TO SHINTEL

T K : 100% nonsense... a vulnerability that requires local admin access is not a vulnerability by definition. In other news... compromised systems are open to being compromised.

Richard : Intel have really lowered themselves this time.

Rusty : This was confirmed by Wall Street as an attempt at stock Manipulation. Wall Street has its own tech pros who look at all of it, and report true findings on all of it. If it had been true AMD stock would have moved sharply downward. It didnt. Therefore it was a poor attempt at best. And im quite sure they will move to find the actual base. cant wait to hear who was involved. Great vid as always Jim, plase keep it up.

Derek Y : Boycott Intel just cause, even a small boycott will cause their stock to slip, 1% could cost them billions

taab84 : Cts Labs said there are 13 critical security issues with zen cores, if you don't agree with them, you are antisemite

Stephen Ho : Admin access required?!! Then you might just unlock your home, open your bank accounts! This is ridiculous!

Andrew Crews : Jim the longer your videos get, the closer I get to signing up for your patreon. Just saying

Fluffy Hedgehog : where are the other 1.940.000 people who need to be subscribed to this channel?

Shingara : I honestly think this is a major hit piece by intel, after seeing everything thats come out over the weekend about cambridge analytica and how amd were given what, 24 hours todo something. And lets be brutal, if someone is able to physically get to your pc, put there own bios on it then it dont matter what pc you have because unless you have a massive rotweiler sat at your desk 24/7 then everyone is screwed.

Black Gekikara : I would sit through 5 hour videos of tech talk if they were by you! Thank you very much for your hard work Jim. And I don't know about anyone else but all this attack on AMD makes me love them even more. Almost 100% Red Team. Just waiting for that next Radeon!

92Cope : Cant belive this is going on in 2018. I mean ok in 1999 or something. but if they think ppl are this stupid they need to learn much more about as ( talking to elite ). As for 13 security LOL

LanStrikeGaming : When I first heard AMD only had a 24 hour notice, that was all that I needed to know that this ordeal was full of holes. Everything that has been revealed since then has only reinforced how much of a bad joke this has been. I have such admiration for how well AMD has reacted to this whole mess. Adored You done a great service digging for more info on this topic, Some of your best work.

dotMCL : Oh man.. *grabs popcorn* ... This is going to be great!

Keybraker : *FAKE* , _I guess they are pretty mad that the stock did not fall_

Hobo Misanthropus : I found it highly suspect that so called "Security" experts with over 20 years experience between them, would pull the alarm on a level 2 threat. The thing about security flaws is, given enough time, every architecture is going to have holes poked in it, as attack tools and techniques advance. I'm no expert, though I do have family who deal with this kind of stuff, and what made Meltdown/Spectre so unique was that Intel had largely unchanged core architecture for so long, when it was finally exploited it became a massive shitstorm with a broad range of affected products.

Kíre Howard : INTEL's shady shadow is looming all over this entire situation. It's not a surprise that a Jewish owned corporation, that is AMD's only competitor would use feed Israeli based CTS-Labs research to release and stifle the competition from Ryzen 2. They have nothing to lose, after the whole Spectre/Meltdown fiasco that hit them.

Naked Hardware : At first I was dismissive of Intel being behind this, it seemed so unprofessional and bizarre that I thought it beneath even Intel, but it's really hard to argue with this as an analysis. What's more, it actually works as great cover for Intel if most of the tech world are scratching their heads and accusing them of pulling a stock shorting scam, in fact I am beginning to wonder if they intentionally left a misleading breadcrumb trail to put people off Intel's scent. Regardless, this episode is one of the most bizarre to unfold in recent history. Good for AMD if Intel are that desperate to attack their products.

BileMonkey : Not sure I'll have time to watch all this now, so ignore this if you already covered it off, but I just WHOISd amdflaws.com and the address is registered through DomainsByProxy LLC, a subdivision of GoDaddy that exists solely to actively hide the owner/progenitor of a website. Smells fishier than a trawlerman's wife IMO.

Valik Toma : Probably intel funded scammers, or Nvidia. AMD iS doing well, you dont take flack untill you are over the target. Adored massive respect for the research, keep up the good work.

DannyzPlay : I have been following since this surfaced, it's blatantly obvious this was a poor assassination attempt on AMD and stock market manipulation was happening here. This was clearly fabricated by a competitor, their fingerprints seem to be all over this and I'm sure we all know who that is ;). CTS labs putting out a very opinionated white paper with viceroy claiming they're worth $0.00? Come on, who the hell writes crap like this and then talks about fundamentals along with professionalism. It's up to AMD to respond back, launch their own investigation to shut these clowns down.

RedMonkey : This whole thing has been a very poorly executed hatchet job and it didn't take long for the BS detector needle to hit maximum. Great video bud

Manos T : I paid little attention to mainstream press and news channels, and waited patiently for your video. Great content once again! Cheers!

YeCannyDaeThat : Wow, so we now have to probably pay more, for slower CPUs because of money grabbing, fake news peddling, hype driving scum. Some business practices now make me sick.

potentialforanything : >Israeli Every. Single. Time.

Jon Son : Finally Jim is talking about this whole CTS-mess haha. Jim you are the best when it comes to tinfoilhattery haha, you are the only one who brought up enough arguments to make me believe that Intel could actually have had a hand in this

Salad Gaming Tech : AMD should sue these guys to run them to the ground.

Almir Preldzic : (((CTS Labs))) (((Intel))) Checks out.

greatest conundrum : That one dislike was from a hater who waited all week long to dislike your video.

Joe Higgitt : This was a great summary, I prefer your investigative journalism pieces though!

Nate Contarino : My car has a major security flaw in that I keep leaving my keys on the roof. CTS Labs would still try to hotwire it.

EfaneOne : Jim, just a tiny tid-bit, not a couple hours later with viceroy, literally 30 minutes later, not even enough time to read the white paper properly

Ultrakillerism : Smells like (((Intel))) from a galaxy away that they are up to this

John Mellinger : Why would they not go to AMD? Because Intel already paid them :D

Aaron Pingle : Jim... I've been following this so closely that my head is spinning, but you left one important fact out. I'm sorry, I can't even remember right now where I learned this so take this with a grain of salt until I can list my source, but CTS just started working on this job almost immediately after Intel was notified of Spectre and Meltdowns existence. My opinion is that with Intel expecting a huge backlash in 6 months once their exploits were made public felt they needed to find a way to bring AMD down with them. With CTS only giving AMD 24 hours, Intel knew that AMD's exploits would be made public around the same time as their own. Just like you said... this was only done to bring AMD down to Intel's level.

jawad kazmi : I was waiting for this video. Best analysis on the story. Made me a cup of tea, sat down and thoroughly enjoyed the video. cheers

ZoneofA : Very interesting. However my tin hat is even ticker then your because I think Intel as a potential culprit is a bit too obvious. When this entire farce started everyone suspected Intel, and if Intel really was behind this they must have been complete fools to expect not to be prime suspect. In fact i would suspect primary motive behind this entire psy op might be ruining relations between Intel and AMD, potentially ending collaboration project such as integrating Intel processors and Radeon graphics. And who could benefit from that I wonder? Hmm, hmm. Anyhow thank you for the video.

Jognt : Thank you for the deep dive into this! No way I'd have found all this information on my own.

Bob Marston : Ah yes the old question "Who has something to gain by this ?" Indeed Nvidia and Intel are the obvious names that pop-up. And Intel is the obvious choice. But without proof an accusation is only an accusation. But those of us that have been around know the treachery Intel is capable of committing, We need look only as far as MOAP. If Intel is perpetrator in this affair you can bet your bottom they did their best to make sure their fingerprints have been wiped clean from the scene.

Daniel Flugt : No matter who paid for this, how the hell did they think the InfoSec community would've just gone along with this? But aye, Intel defnitely deserves the suspicion they're under. Spectre and meltdown was unveiled in January, and seeing Intel had a six month notice, they knew about this since June. It would certainly be convenient for Intel if a third party security company could find similar exploits for Ryzen CPUs. CTS said they started work on the ASMedia chips about a year ago, and that their exploits worked out-of-the-box on Ryzen chipsets, so the majority of the year must have been spent on the ASMedia chips. My guess is CTS went to Intel with their findings and Intel were more than happy to line their pockets if they went public.

Gretownzu : Wouldn't hold it past nvidia to try and break up any cooperation between intel and AMD. Wouldn't put it past intel themselves though.