The final paragraph says it all; very well put.
Why don't we start with the most ubiquitous network of all, and overhaul the design of the internet?
The very idea that we can be infected by malware simply by browsing or reading email is ridiculous, yet complacently accepted, and we apply ridiculous band-aids in an attempt to ameliorate the problem -- which stems from a deliberately flawed design (such as provision for cookies) that *deliberately* invites such abuse.
Who knows, maybe there's a way to track and kill spammers, too...
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