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Old 13-11-19, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Bagpuss View Post

The chances of the average home user EVER being affected by any of these 'vulnerabilities' is between zero & never.

You'd better to worry about being struck by lightning every time you left your house.
But the reason why this will never happen is because PCs are having mitigations applied to them. As such, a herd immunity is being created and exploits that use these security holes will have little chance of taking hold across a large number of PCs.

Think of it like vaccination. Sure, it's fine for individuals to not get vaccinated, but if enough people don't do it society is basically waiting for a disease to take hold and spead to the vulnerable.

Leaving vulnerabilities on the table is begging for somebody to exploit them eventually. Wannacry comes to mind.
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