The question of who is affected by the vulnerabilities that are now known as Meltdown and Spectre can be quite easily answered or summarized: basically all.If you still need it black and white, here is the official list from Intel.

Meltdown And Spectre

The work of IT experts and technology editors is currently only one topic: the duo (or actually trio) Meltdown and Specter. However, this is complex and some not so technically oriented media outlets are also spreading inaccurate and sometimes even wrong information.
Also Read: Meltdown And Spectre: All Your Questions Answered

For many users, the uncertainty is correspondingly large, but they can check with Intel in a list published on the support page, whether their processor is affected.

Affected Intel Products:

  • Intel Core i3 processor (45nm and 32nm)
  • Intel Core i5 processor (45nm and 32nm)
  • Intel Core i7 processor (45nm and 32nm)
  • Intel Core M Processo family (45nm and 32nm)
  • 2nd generation Intel Core processors
  • 3rd generation Intel Core processors
  • 4th generation Intel Core processors
  • 5th generation Intel Core processors
  • 6th generation Intel Core processors
  • 7th generation Intel Core processors
  • 8th generation Intel Core processors
  • Intel Core X Series Processor Family for Intel X99 Platforms
  • Intel Core X Series Processor Family for Intel X299 Platforms
  • Intel Xeon processor 3400 series
  • Intel Xeon processor 3600 series
  • Intel Xeon processor 5500 series
  • Intel Xeon processor 5600 series
  • Intel Xeon processor 6500 series
  • Intel Xeon processor 7500 series
  • Intel Xeon processor E3 family
  • Intel Xeon processor E3 v2 family
  • Intel Xeon processor E3 v3 family
  • Intel Xeon processor E3 v4 family
  • Intel Xeon processor E3 v5 family
  • Intel Xeon processor E3 v6 family
  • Intel Xeon processor E5 family
  • Intel Xeon processor E5 v2 family
  • Intel Xeon processor E5 v3 family
  • Intel Xeon processor E5 v4 family
  • Intel Xeon processor E7 family
  • Intel Xeon processor E7 v2 family
  • Intel Xeon processor E7 v3 family
  • Intel Xeon processor E7 v4 family
  • Intel Xeon processor Scalable family
  • Intel Xeon Phi Processor 3200, 5200, 7200 Series
  • Intel Atom processor C series
  • Intel Atom processor E series
  • Intel Atom processor A series
  • Intel Atom processor x3 series
  • Intel Atom processor Z series
  • Intel Celeron processor J series
  • Intel Celeron processor N series
  • Intel Pentium processor J series
  • Intel Pentium processor N series

The chip manufacturer explains that owners of these chips should check for updates, these usually come from the respective hardware manufacturer. Intel also writes that it is working hard to develop and distribute updates for Intel-based systems (PCs and servers) to address all exploit variants with countermeasures.

Also Read: Intel, AMD, And ARM All Affected By Meltdown And Spectre
By the end of the first week of January, more than 90 percent of all CPUs released in the past five years will receive a corresponding update.In addition, operating system providers, cloud service providers, and hardware manufacturers are also developing and offering countermeasures that should, on balance, provide adequate protection against exploits.

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