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Windows 7: People who get malware get mugged more often.

09 Sep 2011   #1
Maguscreed

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People who get malware get mugged more often.

This is an interesting study into this idea and it actually supports my general theory that lack of commonsense is a persistent and debilitating condition.

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Our Lifehacker AU comrades point out this interesting fact from Norton's latest Cybercrime report: People who fall victim to malware are statistically more likely to be mugged in real life too. Interesting.
Source: People Who Get Malware Also Get Mugged More Than Usual
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10 Sep 2011   #2
Terronium 12

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Interesting, indeed. It doesn't hold much water though (which the article itself alludes to) because you can be overly cautious in either of the given circumstances and be a completely mindless drone in the other. Alternatively, like myself, you could open yourself up to Malware until there's something worth being cautious about.

Like the credit info I have at a bunch of e-tailers I shop at.

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