Do e-readers need antivirus protection?


By Kathleen Atkins

A recent purchaser of a Kindle Fire assumed she needed AV software for it. But her mother isn’t so sure about that. Are e-readers vulnerable to malware?

Lounge member Author Miss Mae brings the question to the Other Applications forum and hears about a surprising range of additions that other Lounge members have made to their Kindles and Nooks.

Read on for the revelations and technicalities. More»

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The Lounge Life column is a digest of the best of the WS Lounge discussion board. Kathleen Atkins is associate editor of Windows Secrets.
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About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.