I'm browsing the internet over the public library's wifi, visiting non-sensitive websites, some of them SSL protected.
As a Windows user, I have set the network settings to "Public", just for safety.
However, reading about it, I just found out that not only your traffic can be targeted (everything that leaves your machine, enters the network, and hits the domains, whether they are SSL-protected or not), but your machine itself can be infiltrated with some special software.
How difficult would it be for someone to use that kind of software against an average Windows user, who takes basic security steps?
I'd like to asses my risk levels, and see if I'm in the green, yellow, orange or red as an average joe browsing public wifis that some bad guy could target.