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American Megatrends Statement in Response to “Meltdown” and “Spectre” Security Vulnerabilities

American Megatrends Statement in Response to “Meltdown” and “Spectre” Security Vulnerabilities

American Megatrends Inc. (AMI), a global leader in BIOS and UEFI firmware, server and remote management tools, data storage products and unique solutions based on the Linux® and Android™ operating systems, today released a statement in response to recent news of the security vulnerabilities known as Meltdown and Spectre.

This statement outlines the company's recent activity as well as suggested course of action for parties affected by this issue, including OEM/ODM customers of AMI as well as end users of AMI products.

In short, American Megatrends would like to reassure its valued partners, OEM and ODM customers and end users of AMI products that it continues to closely monitor the details of both the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities as they emerge. Naturally, AMI exercises the utmost vigilance with respect to security vulnerabilities and makes every effort to be proactive about security advisories from the moment details are disclosed.

Most importantly, AMI is pleased to state that we have reviewed these security issues in detail and determined that Aptio®, our flagship UEFI BIOS Firmware, is not affected or compromised by either of these vulnerabilities in any way. AMI recommends that systems vulnerable to Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities apply all appropriate operating system security patches, which can be obtained directly from the operating system vendor.

To read the statement in full, please visit the Press Release page on our website at: https://ami.com/en/news/press-releases/american-megatrends-statement-in-response-to-meltdown-and-spectre-security-vulnerabilities/

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