Getting hacked sucks, but most people don't really care about security. We hope and believe our computers take care of security for us. Posting the latest Facebook update pretending to be our cat is far more important than software updates.
The cat and mouse game could work, if your computer was the cat.
The best we can do is play catch-up and hope the hackers take more time to develop an exploit than it takes to run an instantaneous, worldwide, fix. Of course, there is no such thing.