"Intel has begun providing software and firmware updates to mitigate these exploits". More technically, every Intel processor which implements out-of-order execution is potentially affected, which is effectively every processor since 1995 (except Intel Itanium and Intel Atom before 2013).
Furthermore, Intel said that the security issues are not from the processor designs themselves, but in the approach that researchers used to compromise a system. The former only seems to affect Intel CPUs, with reports that the latter is on all three.
A couple of days ago, Google along with other security researchers released a couple of documents which chronicled the major security flaws in Intel, AMD, and ARM processors.
The kernel is a high and mighty authority in the architecture of an OS, and it features the highest privileges to read/write instructions and files.
The findings were that processor microarchitectures from Intel, AMD and ARM were all vulnerable to a lesser or greater extent.
While it's urging to see that Xbox is unaffected, different sorts of devices from PC to telephones, and web servers, still aren't completely checked. Sources close to the matter told The Verge that the updatewill be applied automatically on Windows 10. Through the exploit, attackers may gain access to data, though they do not have the power to modify or delete them, Inteladded. There haven't been any reports of this happening yet, butit's worrying that it's been present for so long on millions upon millions of devices.