Spooky Internet Cafe!

4 12 2007

I have couple of hours spare in the afternoon between a morning class and the Hajj course at the mosque. There is no point going home since it takes a while to get in and out of town, not to mention the parking headache….so I’ve been hanging around the town for that time. Killing time is not easy, there is only so much you can walk around and that in the freezing cold. I’ve tried sitting in the car with coffee listening to radio but time still drags. Few days ago, I walked into an Internet Cafe (I’d actually never been to one of those before), it was great, checked my emails, a few blogs and two hours long gone. So, I’ve been doing that for last few days but today I totally freaked out seeing the mouse pointer move on its own across the screen. *shock* At first I ignored it, it happened again and again after a few mins. I turned around, but there was no one at the reception desk. I was too freaked out to stay there, I grabbed my bag and left.

 This usually happens when someone gains remote access to your pc, sometimes a user can never know their computer is being remote accessed unless the remote user moves the mouse in the remote screen. It happened a few times at work, the I.T guys do it to change settings with an advance warning. That’s what freaked me out, someone had been monitoring my screen and come to think of it, its happened before I just didn’t pay any attention to it.

Who was it? Better not be Spooks. well, I guess I won’t know, and I am never going back there to find out. From tomorrow I am switching back to coffee in the car with radio and perhaps continue playing lemmings on the phone. No where is safe these days, too many professional beggars on the streets and people walking around with hoods on, and when you think you may just be safe in an Internet Cafe. You are wrong!

 Internet Cafes’ are centre of most Internet related frauds and scams. A simple search for Internet Cafe Frauds/scams will reveal some shocking links to crimes a simple user is vulnerable to. So please do take care and be cautious when accessing the Internet from anywhere other than home or work and try to use copy/paste rather than typing in details if using credit card is necessary- to avoid the key-logging software.. esp on holiday trips.

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4 responses

5 12 2007
Observor

I am in internet cafe right now, and I agree it helps kill time, it just flies.

5 12 2007
Sumera

I generally hate internet cafe’s. Can’t stay holed up at a PC all day with seemingly weird people around me. That also describes most workplaces mind you….

6 12 2007
Hasmita

Internet cafe’s and uni computers are just the same. I came to realise my disk space on Uni comps was actually a public domain which people can access via FTP if they knew my username which is not so difficult to work out!

I can only use a pc when I am in a very quiet corner, anything else is just not comfortable.

Best way to kill time, read a book 🙂

7 12 2007
Shahrzad

In Iran/Tehran Interenet Cafes usually offer good service. Yet there is danger of getting hacked. I mean that’s better not to check emails and account with password there.

Usually I love Tehran Cafes. Those are a place for youth and sit and discuss about the world..

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