My parents use a combination of cheap Chromebooks and Windows laptops. I imagine the attack surface on the Chromebook is lower, but having never used one extensively I can’t be certain it’s 0%.
I always think of iOS as secure and hardened for casual use, but when I hear stories of people installing various profiles and root certificates…uhh? The trouble might be how easy it is to repeatedly click OK (despite it being several prompts), as the way we’re conditioned today is to click through security prompts we don’t understand. Sometimes that’s required to get legitimate software working properly (looking at you, Catalina!). A casual user might figure “why not?” for malicious software, too.
I definitely just spent the holiday erasing wackadoo “senior discount” iOS profiles from my relatives’ iPads and sternly instructing my family to never click on links or install any apps, how can you tell
— nilay patel (@reckless) December 1, 2019