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[–] 12174476 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Exploitation requires that an attacker be able to run a program with local-machine elevated administrator privileges. Accessing the Secure Professor is done through a vendor supplied driver that is digitally signed.

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MASTERKEY requires an attacker to be able to re-flask the BIOS with a specially crafted BIOS update ..

Soooo the vulnerability is the hacker has your computer your user-name and your password... ?

They gave AMD 24 hours to respond to this before they released their 'findings'
who paid for this ?

p.s.
This guy from Gamers Nexus is good

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[–] ZYX321 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The vulnerabilities that seem uninteresting because they require admin rights... those are still useful for the NSA techniques of fucking with hardware as it's shipped. Your CPU would then be a backdoor forever.

Not nearly as big of a deal as the Intel vulns... but are still interesting in another context.

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[–] memememema 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

So..basicly they have not found a auto backdoor like every intel chip and wifi card has?

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[–] ZYX321 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Not that I have yet heard about.