The CPU exploits Meltdown and Spectre can have a serious impact on targeted users. The exploits allow attackers to gain access to the kernel memory. Both CPU and software manufacturers have been quick to respond sending out updates that can help protect you from the Meltdown and Spectre attacks.
The following steps can be taken to ensure that you are protected against the two exploits.
1: Ensure your operating system is up to date.
2: Update your web browser to the latest version.
3: Have an active antivirus software running.
4: Check for other software/firmware updates such as graphics card drivers.
Following these steps can help ensure that your computer will mitigate any potential threat of these exploits.