Saturday, July 6, 2013

Computer Cat Works for NSA

This was not the post I intended to write today, nor do I want to turn this into a cat blog,
however...

At night if I can't sleep, I will sometimes go upstairs and sit at the computer for an hour or two.  Tigritsa will often come upstairs looking for me and either watch me play cards or walk on the keyboard till I pick her up and hold her.

Hacker spy cat
Last night I guess Tigritsa couldn't sleep.  At about 4:00 am. Tanya woke me out a dead sleep because my computer was making very strange sounds and she could hear voices speaking English. I went upstairs and found Tigritsa on my keyboard having a great time.

The screen was a mess of open dialogue boxes "Are you sure you want to delete this folder?" and open programs including Windows Explorer, hence the voices from a video.  Everything on the screen was distorted. Took awhile to regain control and close it down completely.

Outlook, Chrome and Skype had been all shut down before I went to bed as I was running a backup to my external HD.  Thankfully that was finished before the cat got in the act.  If things have been deleted, I haven't noticed yet.

What I did notice was software installed that I didn't recall, asking me to register and backup my computer for free.  When I tried to uninstall it, my anti-spyware went ballistic.  Spent the morning cleaning up my HD of unwanted trojans and cookies.

I wish she would just eat the butter on the table at night like her brother.


9 comments:

  1. I've heard of "the dog ate my homework", but this is the first time I've ever heard "the cat hacked my computer". Somehow it doesn't surprise me, though - cats are usually more intellectual. :-)

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    1. She has been very interested in the computer for quite a while now. She watches things move on the screen and watches me clicking the keyboard.

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  2. That is just hysterical. Thank god in heaven that my cat has never shown any interest in my computer. I just wouldn't be so sure that yours is an NSA cat, because it might very well be a Wikileaks cat given that cats aren't known for their cheerful conformity.

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    1. Wikileaks is OK. Always wanted to live in Bolivia.

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  3. My cats learned at a very young age to stay away from my computer desk and some other areas of my cave. And being summer here they spend all their time outside and won't venture inside again until winter.

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    1. The kittens come in at night but spend most of the day outside. I don't train well myself and do not train others including animals very well.

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    2. This statement could not be more true, Dad.

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  4. Dogs have owners; cats have staff. How many times do I have to tell you? How long will it be until you learn your place?

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting
    Life in the Urban Forest (poetry)

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    1. My place is cleaning up the mess they make.

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