Oh Yea!!!!! Scarier may not be a big enough word to cover my feelings. I may have to advance to the 'T' word. If you thought the "Robo-Toity" was bad, hold on to your undies. Today i found that you may not even be safe in the woods. Nope, not even in the remotest part of the globe. You may still be within reach of the Internet Hackers. This little beauty comes complete with solar panel, battery, cellular or satellite connection, and high def flat panel. This could turn into an evolutionary disaster. Just think, bears find this and stop pooping in the woods. Next they start sending emails and instant messaging their furry friends. Pretty soon there is a line of critters demanding "net time". Suddenly no one is pooping in the woods, no fertilization, trees go extinct, greenhouse gasses skyrocket, the ozone hole opens completely and the planet fries. I wonder if it will be covered by CNN??? On the bright side, the critters won't be texting while running and getting hurt. But then there won't be any trees left to run into.
News today is they have traced where many of the scam emails have been coming from. Hang on folks, this is a good one. An IT Security Tech at an un named company was bored and started tracing where some spam messages were coming from. It was SPAM BOTS!!!! Thats right, Robo Spammers. These are the folks that call up and tell you your computer is infected, offer you a 'free' something, or disguise a spam email as an official something and if you don't 'click here' (go ahead, click there...... nothing will happen) the world as you know it will end. Any thing to get you to 'click here'. The next thing your computer is seized and starts sending SPAM. And you probably won't even know it. Every time you turn on your 'zombie' computer it will be sending out thousands of spam emails.
Remember the good old days when tweaking and hacking a garage door remote was high tech???? Remember all the laughs you got riding down the street and watching all the doors open as you passed???? Come on, admit it. Maybe it wasn't you doing it, but you thought it was cool.
WELL, the Spammers and Hackers have moved well into the digital
age. They have truly embraced the 'Internet of Everything'. That IT Security Tech finally was able to track the source of one spam email to of all things, a refrigerator. YEP, that nice fridge that told you the milk was turning was also sending thousands of spam emails between defrost cycles.
I was watching an episode of Downton Abbey where the big problem was that the chimney for the wood cook stove in the kitchen wasn't drawing properly and thus not heating and pushing smoke into the kitchen. What do you think Mrs. Padmor and Daisy would think of this.
And then there is the phenomenon of the Social Networking. Everyone telling everyone else what they are doing. And lets face it, some of the stuff that is shared should be shuttered instead. My big quandary is whether anyone is listening or reading any of this drivel?? Really, when would they have time???? With minute by minute texts of their comings and goings, who would have time to read what anyone else is doing. But then, would anyone really care??
Soon all their 'social networking' devices will be chronicling their 'oh so exciting' lives. Maybe then someone will read this stuff.
Now i know what your thinking. I would caution you before uttering "What Next????" It may become the Utter that doesn't make it over the fence. But what do I know?????
Grenville (unplugging EVERYTHING!!!!!)