All CPU’s are vulnerable to a major and critical hardware security issue. The issues, as more becomes known, are being patched by software updates (as updating your CPU requires you to exchange/buy a new CPU and replace the hardware)
In lay terms, a website can access protected memory on your device/computer/notebook/desktop. the protected memory can include anything – so this is an extremely important security issue.
There are two main issues, “meltdown” and “spectre”
From https://meltdownattack.com/ the vendor links:
|Intel||Security Advisory / Newsroom|
|Project Zero Blog|
|MITRE||CVE-2017-5715 / CVE-2017-5753 / CVE-2017-5754|
|Red Hat||Vulnerability Response|