Re: This sure beats reading newspapers
First rule: the early reports are mostly wrong on major details.
Second rule: the regular media is clueless and will latch on to any meme that they can hype- NORKS, Russian, Chinese, etc. did it.
Third rule: good security and update practices across the board will block most exploits harming you.
Fourth rule: avoid sites that are known to be sources of malware infections.
If you follow these rules and most malware will not be a problem. You still will be vulnerable to 0-day exploits for your OS.