Wednesday 22 February 2023

I get spam

 I get spam

Occasionally, I get a spam with is outstanding in some way. Here's one that arrived today.




 Subject: NASA teams up with astrologer to uncover your wealth

Hey ,

You are NOT gonna believe this but…

Renowned astrologer, Celeste Asteri, has been granted access to NASA’s highly accurate Galacticcoordinates…

And she’s using it to create a personalized blueprint to wealth and abundance for thousands of people from around the world…

Including you.

Thanks to this unique combination of highly accurate NASA technology…

And Celeste’s natural ability to uncover your hidden gifts…
NASA teams up with astrologer to uncover your wealth
You’ll discover, in eerie detail, what’s holding you back from a life of wealth and abundance…

And the hidden natural gifts and talents you can use RIGHT NOW to create the wealth of your dreams starting today.

The crazy part is…

Celeste is giving you free access to use this powerful technology right now.

But you need to hurry…

Because thousands of people from around the world are flocking to try out this life-changing technology…

And Celeste might need to shut it down or put this technology behind a paywall before her servers get overwhelmed.

So if you want to discover your ONE CHANCE to break the shackles holding you back…

Then take action now before it’s too late.

Claim your NASA-backed blueprint to a life of wealth and abundance now.

Tuesday 21 February 2023

New caches

New caches

After some years of no caching, I've hidden five new caches. They are hidden along the regular walk that I've been taking for a while as exercise. The walk is adjacent to our local golf course, and the cache containers are inspired by that. They should be pretty easy to find.

Saturday 11 February 2023

Changing the SIM PIN

Changing the SIM PIN

If you're with Vodafone, then your default SIM PIN is 0000. If you don't change it, then anyone can take the SIM out of your phone, put it in another phone, and use that phone to send and receive texts as if they came from your phone.

The possibilities for fraud are many. It's nearly as good as being able to know the password for your phone, because many two-factor authentications rely on sending a text to your phone with a code that you then type in to a web browser to prove that you are you. 

So it's important that you change your SIM PIN. With an iPhone, go to Settings > Mobile Data > SIM PIN. If you have an iPad, go to Settings > Mobile Data > SIM PIN. With an Android, Google for how to do it.

If you've never set a SIM PIN, give it the default code (0000 for Vodafone other companies might use something else, use Google or call your phone service supplier). Then when it asks, make up a PIN number (and write it down somewhere safe, such as your "Black notebook of Passwords). Don't store it on your phone!

 If you give the wrong PIN, then after three tries, it locks, and the only way out will be to ask your phone service provider for a replacement SIM.