I had a call from “BT OpenReach” telling me that my router had been compromised by hackers and I needed to take action to fix it. I told the guy I’d have to boot up my computer, which was old and slow, so it would take a while. I put the phone down for about five minutes and got on with what I’d been doing. When I picked the phone up I told him he was absolutely right and that the hackers had already got to my router because I didn’t have internet access. He asked me to reboot the router. I said it was in another room and I’d have to put the phone down while I sorted it out. About another five minutes passed before I got back to him and told him it was back up. I spent a few minutes playing dumb, misunderstanding his instructions. He gave me a web address and asked me to enter it as he spelled it out, letter by letter. Then he asked “What can you see?” I said “A picture of Bugs Bunny” He replied with something unintelligible, then said “You think you’re funny man, but I’m smarter than you”. » Continue Reading.
My wife has started using an App (recommended by my sister) which gives her 24 free photo prints per month. All she pays is postage (£2:50 for first order and £3:99 thereafter). She has received her first photobook, thus so far so good. My sister has been using it for some months. However it is a business model that seems to me to be unsustainable. They may make money from extra prints, but I suspect most people will be using the free print option. Something that costs them. I’m very sceptical. Can anyone reassure me that sometime in the future my wife won’t find the credit card account empty?
We had a jolly time at Folk by the Oak yesterday, which is a terrific day out if you like your festivals over and done with in a single day so you can be in your own bed by midnight. This morning I went looking for clips on YouTube and found the same thing I have found after other recent gigs – videos which claim to be of that event but are patently fake, and loads of them too.
I don’t click on them because they are so obviously bogus, but what’s the deal here? Would I be sent to a link where I would be asked to enter my bank details to watch or something like that? And as this is, I’m assuming, some sort of scam, or at the very least sneak advertising, why does YouTube permit it on such a scale?