News Intel, Nvidia, Microsoft Vulnerable to Critical Java Exploit. AMD Unaffected

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As the other commenters have pointed out, this article's title is total clickbait. Log4j is a software library that is used by virtually all Java applications whereas Meltdown, Spectre, etc are hardware vulnerabilities. It's not even apples-to-oranges, it's totally unrelated.
 

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And even then, AMD is subject to the same Meltdown/Spectre things.
Spectre variants yes, part of, but well, they are not even x86-specific. Meltdown no, purely Intel thing resulting from lack of privilege checks inside speculative path. L1TF is the same, purely Intel thing.
There was a lot of "AMD Meltdown" <Mod Edit> from the very start to try to keep Intel marketing up, but it all basically boiled down to some 'minor spectre variant's that work only in lab and under very specific (if not requiring complex setup) conditions.
Meltdown and L1TF on the other hand were found easily and perfectly exploitable on almost any normal susceptible system, under most OS and hypervisors, under normal 'parallel load' execution conditions where exploit is not the only major process running.
 
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