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The problem of running untrusted code is that the whole stack is a potential attack vector. From CPU to Javascript JIT compiler. Systems will never be secure enough to fully isolate untrusted code, because (1) people make dumb mistakes; (2) the incentives of most hardware/software vendors are profit, not security; (3) people have other priorities than security, e.g. performance.

At any rate, this is the world that we live in. Advise your non-tech friends to run updates to get the latest microcode and software mitigations. Install uBlock for them and block possible attack vectors aggressively (ads, trackers, etc). As a technical user, it's best to disable JavaScript completely by default and enable trusted third party JavaScript using e.g. uMatrix. Of course, this has other benefits too: creepy companies don't get to follow you around.




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