Clients sometimes take a casual approach to computer security. Their rationale is “I have nothing important on there.” They don’t do banking or finances. They’re just casually surfing and interacting with friends.
This article explains some of the details why you’re hacked. In a nutshell, they’re not looking to steal anything from you. The goal is to use your identity and resources to hack others. It’s like when the airlines remind you “don’t take bags you didn’t pack yourself.” They don’t want you unknowingly assisting a terrorist or a thief. The fact you exist and are going on that flight, makes you a target.
Computer security is everyone’s responsibility. When you run an out-of-date antivirus or an insecure operating system like Vista or XP, you hurt other people. You might have nothing of value, but you wouldn’t want to assist a hacker either.
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