The news of vulnerabilities in microprocessors was a cold shower after the New Year. Meltdown and Spectre security holes reveal a new path for attackers to steal data from your devices. Here is some basics outlining what has come out so far.
What you can do now to protect your data
Tackle the Meltdown vulnerability almost entirely with software updates. Install all patches for your OS and browsers.
Don’t ignore security notifications from your OS and browser providers. It’s a long walk but updating your device will help secure your data.