Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE:AMD) Warns of Security Hole; 8000 GPUs Release Still Few Months

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Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD)’s shares  perform worse in last trading session, plummeted more than 4% as firm declared on Friday that it is warning users for the security hole in the auto update notice feature of the Catalyst Control Center for its drivers of graphics card on Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

The firm reported that it aims to eliminate the functionality near the beginning of 2013 for the reason of vulnerability and suggests that users update to the newest AMD Catalyst driver version by downloading it manually from the amd.com web site.

During this period, users can disable the automatic setting by un-checking the automatically check for updates option discovered under the Information ->Software Update menu entry.

There is also another option for the users through which they can also just choose ‘Skip’ at what time the Catalyst driver notifies them of an update. AMD provides no further detail of what the susceptibility is, that referring to it merely as minor security vulnerability, an error so minor that it is eliminating the functionality in a future version of the drivers.

On the other side Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) recently announced its next generation HD 8000 GPUs have still a few months to release, but Tom’s Hardware was given the chance to obtain the mobile HD 8790 for a spin.

However, not the whole thing revolves in the region of performance in the mobile space. As the preview, the HD 8790 should be capable to run in the similar systems where user would classically find a Radeon HD 7670M. That indicates they should see more GPU muscle in comparatively thin and light notebooks.

Let’s have a short overview of the financial highlights of the stock, Shares of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) plunged -0.12 cent or -4.76% to settled at $2.40 in last trading session. The Beta factor was 2.22%.

Index and Sales; AMD associated with S&P 500 index with 11813 employees. As the sales of AMD was 5.96 billion with net income of -$883.00 billion.

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