This is a public service announcement. Many people I know are not taking important steps necessary to secure their online accounts and devices (computers, cellphones) against malicious people and software. It’s a matter of time before something seriously harmful happens to them.
It’s much easier than you think to do the basics right. If you turn on automatic updates, use a password manager, and use two-factor authentication, you can dramatically improve your personal safety and security. There’s a lot more you can do, but read on for the details.