Obviously I am jaded by stories about old technology. For pete's sake, Bugbear from mid-2003 had a keylogger built in. I'm sure there are even older examples out there.
Worse, none of the "tips" mention the steps that would really make a difference, in order of least to most impact on change of user habits:
- Patch your system.
- Don't browse the Web or read email as administrator or root.
- Use an alternative Web browser and mail client.
- Don't run Windows.
Instead we're told to " Use a firewall to help prevent any unauthorized computer activity." Good grief.