Invasion of Privacy

“Some son of a bitch bastard attempted to hack into my laptop last night,” Randy griped. “Fortunately, whoever tried it didn’t have a clue about how to actually pull it off.”

“Yeah,” Tess agreed. “Hacking into computers seems to be the trend these days. It’s an invasion of privacy. The hackers either try to steal your personal data, including your passwords, or they install malware on your computer and then charge a ransom to remove it.”

“I’m lucky that I am using a VPN with a robust firewall that prevented a breach,” Randy said.

“I read that a lot of people are making the transition from laptops to smartphones for most of the tasks that they used to rely on their computers for,” Tess said.

“Are you kidding?” Randy said. “Using a smartphone instead of a computer would be like trying to pull a boat behind a car with twine rather than with a trailer hitch.”

“Not so, Randy,” Tess said. “There is literally nothing using a laptop that I can’t do just as well or better on my smartphone, including blogging by the way.”


Written for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (hack), The Daily Spur (clue), Word of the Day Challenge (trend), Ragtag Daily Prompt (breach), MMA Storytime (transition), and Your Daily Word Prompt (twine).

7 thoughts on “Invasion of Privacy

  1. Sadje June 16, 2021 / 5:42 pm

    Someone so much like you. BTW, I do most of my stuff on my phone too. 😛

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  2. Shweta Suresh June 16, 2021 / 7:21 pm

    I do most of the stuff on my phone too but when it comes to publishing posts, I take out my laptop. It’s so frustrating when I use my phone

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  3. Tien Skye June 16, 2021 / 7:34 pm

    All points raised are spot on. Great observations

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  4. lssattitudeofgratitude June 16, 2021 / 10:14 pm

    Nice job. I type mostly on my computer and read most of the time on my phone. My arthritic hands need larger keys.

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