As you’ve likely heard by now, there are some problems with Intel, AMD, and ARM processors. Called Meltdown and Spectre, the discovered attack possibilities are rather severe, as they impact pretty much every technical device on the network or in your house (PCs, laptops, tablets, phones, etc.).
Here’s a breakdown of all the things you need to know. As things change, or new information becomes available, this article will be updated.
The key thing to remember is not to panic, as the sky isn’t about to come crashing down. The situation is one that centers on information disclosure, not code execution (a far more damning issue to deal with).