by Cary C
I would imagine that all of us have come across at least one person in recent history who has infected their computers merely by going to a website. Ten years ago, users had to click something on a malicious website in order to have their computers infected due to their naiveté. While computers and antivirus programs have greatly evolved since then, the ability of hackers who exploit machines has also improved dramatically. Today, a user may only have to visit a website to become infected. I can speak from experience as I have had to rebuild my wife’s PC twice because she went to some particular website on an unsecure wireless connection that was being provided by some business she was visiting.
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