exercising precautions like this. Case in point, the director of the FBI, Zuckerberg, ect. are high profile targets, whereas jim bob every person is not.
I get that its possible, but for a normal person is it really probable? Unfortunately opinions like this reinforce what I like to call the "Im more important than I actually am, so I need to worry about x" effect. Like when people go over-board on safes, alarms, weapons...and those items literally become the most expensive things they own.
Everyone likes to believe they are someone important...someone worth robbing/hacking/extorting from...but the truth is you're probably not worth a crooks time...at least not the extortion from images kind.
I guess what im trying to say is sometimes stuff like this really comes off like fear mongering as opposed to genuine good practical advice. You want good practical advice on linux/windows/mac? Always create and use a secure, locked down account to surf with and never use your admin account for anything but software installs, that should take care of 99% of normal people's concerns.