A story from a few weeks back, perfect for my otherwise slow news day. I set-up my home office computer so I can access them remotely over the Internet, so I can see the screen, control the keyboard, sort of stuff. So one evening I needed to access a file and logged on remotely from Cologne, Germany.
Imagine my surprise when up popped the remote display showing the website "Fiesta Snatch" in it's full glory. Even better, I see the mouse is moving around, clicking here and there and a short video sample pops up. I got it someone is using my computer.
So I call my house, the answering machine picks up, I calmly leave a message that someone needs to urgently call me back. I continue to watch as someone is clicking around on the screen back in Virginia. A moment later my 15 year old son calls back. "What are you doing?", I ask. "Oh nothing", he replies, "just hanging around." "Ah I see". I then utter the words "Fiesta Snatch". Suddenly the mouse on a screen 4,000 miles away stops moving. "What did you say", he asks. "25,000 Hot Latinas", I reply. The browser window on the remote computer quickly closes.
"Is anyone using my computer?", I cooly ask. "Oh no, no one, I'm just sitting here watching TV", he replies a slight tension in his voice. "I see". Like father, like son I suppose, the power of brown.
Before everyone jumps on me, our household network is normally protected by www.opendns.com and the kid's computers have their own firewall software.