Hacker, hacker go away!

2014-10-14-hack

My thumbs are cracked at the tips and hackers got on my nerves last year.
So, I turned off my Facebook page and my Likedin page because it got to the point that they were trying to get me to change my iTunes password and Paypal password but they, who ever they are can’t spell on the fake links they were sending me so it didn’t work.

What did work was some phony Likedin page that sent some malware to my phone and I watched in horror as all my mail was sucked away into cyberspace and the later I got some screwy Likedin email that looked legit but when I opened it, showed a copy of a census image I had sent to a family member because I’m researching my family history. That was the last straw for me so I just dropped out of social networking until I could figure out what to do. I re installed the software on my phone and now its better but it’s also too late for me too.

I miss my friends and sharing my life with everyone but I just didn’t think it would go this far and it really pissed me off. So, now maybe I’ll read more and well I can email the people I really need to connect with. I just wonder why me? Like I stated on my Facebook page before I turned it off, it’s too easy. That’s why they do it. We are all so gullable which is why we fall for the okey doke all the time. I thought I could outsmart them but I fell prey to a fake friend requests on my SNS sites and so now I’m in the dark.

This could be a good thing for me too because now I’m doing all the things I didn’t do when I was always looking at what people were posting or saying and also posting stuff myself. I’m not against it at all but I just felt like the only way to throw the hackers off my ass was to just shut it all down. Now I’m waiting and contemplating like Loose Ends.

I have a friend that does not use Facebook. He tried to tell me it was bad. I didn’t agree with him and I still don’t, I just fell prey to my own openness. It’s sad that you have to be so careful and look so carefully at the email addresses that come into your mailbox. It takes away from the fun and the real intent of being close to people but like in real time human beings are predatory and will look for any opportunity to take advantage of someone and so cyberspace is just one more imitation of real life. Though we recreate ourselves online we also show are true selves sometimes.

I don’t know how long I will stay like this. I told myself I would keep everything shut down for a year. How long will it last? I’m not sure. At the moment I’m not going through any withdrawals. I actually feel good too.

Being online is great. I’ve found friends and lost friends online. Now I wonder where it will all go. I miss my friends but if you really want to contact me, you’ll find a way. I just felt like I had to do it.
Pow!
It sounds like I murdered someone. In a way I did, my online self. Though parts of me are floating around in cyberspace, I can’t do anything about that. At some point I might change my mind but for now I’m unplugged. A little!

One comment on “Hacker, hacker go away!”

  1. Julie Lewis says:

    Thank you John for sharing these thought provoking comments about living life “off the grid”. A good measure of incognito, with a heavy dose of anonymous to the world can be cleansing for the soul. I am grateful that to have lived in a time where you had real conversations and interactions with others.

    You also raise the question of the positive aspects of social media/internet contact with others, since you live far away from family/friends. Its a fine line, but one that could be crossed at times. Thanks for the good points!

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