Changing the subject, my friend who lives in Scotland is constantly having her email hi-jacked, and any of the recipients foolish enough to open what appears to be a message from her are treated to a video of an American man giving a lecture about weight-loss pills, and this video is extremely difficult to switch off without shutting down the whole computer.
I have a feeling that - rather than being some hopeless advertising - it is a devious device for importing a Trojan of some sort, and since I was once foolish enough to open it, I am still waiting for the effects of the Trojan to make itself clear.
I gave her advice about changing the password and admin on the inside of her router, and not just the Wi-Fi outside, because all routers come from the factory with the word 'admin' for admin, and 'password' for password. Many people do not reset them when setting up, so they can be easily accessed from any part of the world.
I think she must have - eventually - taken my advice, because I received this email from her this morning:
Please set a password to register.
Sorry, the password must be more than 8 characters.
Sorry, the password must contain 1 numerical character.
1 boiled cabbage
Sorry, the password cannot have blank spaces.
Sorry, the password must contain at least one upper case character.
Sorry, the password cannot use more than one upper case character consecutively.
50SoddingBoiledCabbagesShovedUpYours, IfYou Don 'tGiveMeAccessImmediately
Sorry, the password cannot contain punctuation.
Sorry, that password is already in use !