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Friday, March 04, 2011

Dumb! Dumb! Dumb! Dumb! Dumb!

A couple summers back, I left a GPS in my window in Vancouver and my van was broken into and I was robbed mercilessly.

Recently I got a new wireless router and forgot to set up the security password. Today I found out that I was charged $574.55 for going over my internet usage last month. Almost 3x over. I personally downloaded about 10 songs from iTunes. That's it.

Costly lessons to learn.

Damn.

9 comments:

Jocelyne said...

Wow. You have some merciless Internet bandits in your area. Thanks for the reminder of why passwords are important.

Megan said...

Uggggghhhhhh...

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Ouch! Is there any way you can fight that?

Allison said...

Ouch! Any way they can trace the IP?

Hope you've picked a strong password now.

Teddy Rose said...

Dough! As Homer would say. Sorry John!

John Mutford said...

Jocelyne: It looks like my work here is done :(

Megan: Indeed.

Barbara: The good news is they agreed to cut the bill in half for me. I can't really fight it when really, it was my fault for not being protected.

Allison: Nope.

Teddy: I believe the correct spelling is D'oh. But then, perhaps dough is more appropriate. As in, I just lost a lot of dough.

Teddy Rose said...

I admit, I am a poor speller. LOL!

Allison said...

At least you were able to get the bill cut in half.

Note: please don't pick "password" as your new password. ;)

Lahni said...

That sucks! You are with the wrong provider as mine doesn't charge me for going over my limit. But I never do and I do a TON of downloading - that's some serious downloading going on!