July 23, 2015

The two most overhyped security threats

“We have to remember that the majority of threats that really work with regular users don’t have to be that advanced,” wrote Jérôme Segura, senior researcher at security software maker Malwarebytes, in an email to me. He’s one of the experts I contacted in order to sort the flood of recent dire headlines from the threats that will actually affect average people—or anyone, for that matter. (For the ones that do matter, see Three Online Dangers You Really Need To Worry About.)

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