Windows users are probably safer because they know of the dangers out there
Not necessarily. I believed the same thing until I married my (non-tech savvy) wife three months ago. After we got married and she started using my computer I found it started to slow down... because of malware. I never used AV protection before because it seemed to slow down my PC more than the malware would. But I didn't realize just how clueless she was until I saw her clicking on the images of the "Close X" to close a pop-up (that somehow got past Firefox... because she disabled the pop-up blocking and no-script), and the click-through took her to a site that supposedly sped up computers, but I'm pretty sure would only slow them down. Now I'm faced with trying to figure out a way to keep my computer fast and I'm not sure which way to go...
...the theft raises the possibility that attackers could analyze the code to find new exploits to take advantage of in the future.
Many Bothans died to bring you this information...
Yes, there are devices out there which are built to be easily modified (see Android and it's ilk), but it feels wrong for the manufacturers to intentionally make their devices hard to modify, which they do.
What's next, a "Comcast High Speed Internet Family Share Plan", a la the current cell phone financing structure?
Wireless. More space than a Nomad. But draw your own conclusions.
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