Major AMD vulnerability discovered, Fitbit's kid-friendly AceToday's tech stories include the discovery of a major AMD chip vulnerability, Fitbit's kid-focused fitness tracker and a startup's unapproved satellite launch.
This is CNET and hear the stories that matter right now. Researchers have found 13 vulnerabilities in AMD's Ryzen in epic chips which could let attackers install malware in a highly regarded portions of the processor. Israeli based security based company CTS labs The agency behind the discovery which only gave AMD less than 24 hours to investigate the flaws, start contrast within 90 days companies are usually afforded. The AMD security scare comes on the heels of a massive Intel and arm chip discovery which is said to effect most chips made in the last two decades. Fitbit has debuted a fitness tracker aimed at kids called the Fitbit Ace. $100 wearable is designed for kids 8 and up and counts steps and reminds them to stay active. Parents can also monitor their child's physical activity and approve friend requests. [MUSIC] Finally, Small Silicon Valley startup is being accused of launching satellites without FCC approval. The company in question sworn is cofounded by an ex-NASA and Google employee was launching test modules called spaces bees that were intended to demonstrate the company's network technology. [MUSIC] Stay up to date with the latest by download the cnet tech today app in the Apple or Google Play store.