life here began out there
Ever feel like someone is watching you? Maybe someone is…
One of the machines was acting a bit funny so I checked it out. Looked normal, felt good, no real reason for it to run slow or act out of place. But the guy was convinced something wasn't right. So I dug a little deeper and he's right…someone is watching him. Pretty innocuous program actually, just keeping track of where he's going what he's browsing. But it made me think…who put it there? Who wants to know? Who is this guy that someone bothered to stick a watchdog on his laptop?
Maybe he's cheating on his wife…or feeding a gambling habit…or has somehow managed to draw the attention of the proverbial "wrong sort". Maybe he just opened something funny one day and someone somewhere is waiting to sell his system. Maybe he's some sort of unwitting beta tester in a larger marketing scam or product placement scheme. Maybe it's something. Maybe it's nothing.
But the real question is, what should I do about it? It's not getting anything serious, it's not doing anything serious and hell…maybe he deserves a little extra supervision. Who am I to say?
Posted by StuR on April 2, 2007 07:58 PM | Permalink