I’m watching an episode of the TV series, This is Us, when I notice that one of the female characters looks a lot like “Lily” on the ATT commercials. My Kindle Fire is at my fingertips and I decide to search it using Cast of This is Us. Several sites pop up and I pick one at random. Then it happened. I’ve seen something similar on the computer but never on a Kindle. The message read (and I’m paraphrasing here):
Warning! Your Kindle Fire Model XXX has been infected with four (4) viruses. These viruses will corrupt your device as well as destroy your battery. Click here for help. Warning! Leave this page at your own risk!
My battery? Oh, please God, not my battery. You can ravage the books, the games, any app you want, but leave my battery alone. Wait a minute. How can a virus ruin a battery? Drain it dead? Hey, I do that all the time.
I took several deep breaths, got my courage up, tossed down a double spooker for good measure, and…left the page.
The next morning, I find a smoldering pile of ruin in the middle of my coffee table.
Nah, just messing with ya. It’s working fine.
Hate those hackers.