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People need to understand that there's no such thing as secure when you're online.

Or at least not the way that most people mean .... ie 100% safe.

If someone has the will, the skills, and the resources needed, then given enough time they can pretty much break into anything.

So given the right motivation, anything that is connected to the Internet can be hacked ....... period.

That does not of course mean that you should not make efforts to make your machine as secure as is reasonably possible, but don't ever go thinking that you're going to make your defences impenetrable because you won't.

What you're securing yourself against, is the vast majority of attackers, who do not have the will, the skills, and the resources to penetrate your defences, because they're the ones you're much, much, much more likely to come into contact with.

It's easy to get paranoid about your security when you read all the various articles that are floating about on the web, but as long as you take reasonable precautions, and browse sensibly, then you'll generally be OK.
 

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Obscurity is also pretty hard to achieve ..... well, if what you mean by obscurity is privacy, it is anyway.

Too many large organisations, with large budgets, have invested a lot of time and money into ensuring that it's practically impossible for you to remain anonymous online.

But that's another discussion altogether, so I won't elaborate further.
 
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