yeah read that last night on another forum.... oops!!
but not really... it affects intel processors from the last 10 years! so flaw has been around for a while .
allowing speculative reads into protected kernal space without checking permissions? big oops...
Nope. Specter and/or Meltdown also affect AMD and ARM (i.e. your phone).
The real joke is: "It affects cloud providers mainly because they run untrusted code; I, as a desktop user, am not affected as long as I am careful on the Internet".
That said, from what I've read Specter has been known for a long time... Because it cannot be fixed by software means. So there might be some over-reaction there.