30 November 2006


Watch your internet connections people. Get that new version of McAfee or Norton or whatever. I heard a story from a mate at college yesterday which both scared and very much amused me at the same time.

A while ago his computer started acting up and he didn't understand why. After a while he got it checked out and apparently some internet hack had clocked in to it from some unknown part of the world to and turned it in to the server for a porn website. It's probably quite a shocking sensation to find out that your apparently clean computer is being used to send lewd images out to the world wide web.

This could of course just be a cover up for the fact that he is himself turning his laptop in to a gigantic hard drive of love but I doubt this as he is a polite and decent gentleman. It reminded me of someone else I know (and if you're reading this you know who you are) who had his secret stash found and then told us it wasn't him who out it there. It was apparently his "computer repair man"mucking around during the last service.

At least he had an excuse lined up anyway. I know another friend (and if you are reading you also know who you are) who had his less than secret stash found on his C drive. Unfortunately for him, some of our mates felt the need to exploit this so they logged on to his e-mail account (someone knew his password), uploaded some of the forbidden files and sent it to a number of people on his contact list...including his girlfriend. She isn't his girlfriend anymore.

You probably think that all my friends are perverts now but this is not the case. I am only telling you this because I want to protect your computers and because I think these stories have good moral lessons. Firstly, don't stor porn on your computer. Secondly, don't let other people store porn on your computer. Thirdly, if you're going to store it on your computer, make sure you have a good excuse. Last but definetly not least, never ever give anyone the password to your e-mail account.


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