Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/165535/why-the-64-bit-version-of-windows-is-more-secure/
Most new PCs have been shipping with the 64-bit version of Windows — both Windows 7 and 8 — for years now. 64-bit bit versions of Windows aren’t just about taking advantage of additional memory. They’re also more secure than 32-bit versions.
Nice post. You explained everything really nicely!
In case anyone found this post and doesn't know how to check whether Windows is 32 or 64 bit, one easy way to tell is if you have a C:\Program Files (x86)\ folder. If not, you have 32-bit.
I have a Nokia N900, which can be flashed (need to do this often) only from a 32-bit copy of Windows. Is this a valid excuse? Awesome article, need to show this to many, many people.