Earlier this week, the public was apprised of a major hardware vulnerability in Intel, AMD and ARM. This vulnerability affects practically every computer and mobile device in use today.
First and foremost, you should patch all devices up to the current releases to ensure you receive the latest protection combined with Endpoint Detection and Response software. The articles linked below present the information in detail.
The following Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) are associated with these vulnerabilities: CVE-2017-5753 (Spectre Variant 1), CVE-2017-5715 (Spectre Variant 2), and CVE-2017-5754 (Meltdown).
Vendors’ patches were released and security researchers released PoC exploit code.
Google Project Zero blog reported these items along with the information that vendors were apprised of them last year. Since then, testing and updates have been done.