That ransomware payment is coming out of your allowance [CARTOON]

Parenting was easier - and cheaper - in the 1980s Credit: Image credit: ITworld/Phil Johnson

Advances in technology just keep making parenting more expensive

There was news this week out of Australia about some iOS device owners getting locked out of their devices by ransomware. After making sure I was taking the proper precautions to ensure that my own iPhone wouldn’t get hit, I then had to remind my daughters to secure their own phones as well. Back when I was growing up, my parents didn’t have to worry about this kind of unexpected electronics-related expense from cropping up. Parenting must’ve been simpler, and definitely cheaper, back in the 1980s.

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