I must admit, I'm enjoying the break.
It all started with a phone call last Friday from my service provider, BT Internet (UK). The man on the line told me they would have to remove my account from the internet for a few days because a hacker had got into my account and it was affecting them.
He then proceeded to give me instructions to connect with them. Because my computer is in the study, and the phone is in the living room, I had to hobble between locations to complete each task. I was getting hot, bothered and in pain. I went from the first caller, to another supervisor, then to the office manager while the patient men gave me directions.
I started to get suspicious. I still didn't have proof that they were who they said they were. Anyway, I couldn't do what they asked, being non-computer savvy. The upshot was that I refused to do any more and hung up.
I switched off the computer and called my PC engineer, who arranged to visit on Monday.
He said the distance between the computer and the phone could have been what saved me from being hacked. Apparently, many other companies are having similar trouble to Talk-Talk, even Microsoft. His advice was to ring the company back if I ever got another call—not on the number they gave either, but one I knew to be genuine.
So, I've learned two lessons:
1) Don't be too trusting.
2) I like the freedom of not blogging every day.
Have you ever had trouble like this?