A final check of the day at my Inbox. Email 1&2 were headed. I have hacked your computer. I voiced a few expletives. Cautiously I read through the messages. Somehow the sender had quoted part of a nickname I have used in the past, but he/she claimed it to be my password. Then details of internet sites I visit. He/she claims I am a regular visitor to porn sites. Then claims that he/she has filmed me, via my computer camera, scenes of me sexually self abusing. Clever, very clever. I have never used my camera and I am sure my urologist would agree such to be impossible. Then to the nitty gritty. The threats and demands. I could be freed from further publication etc of the aforesaid details, simply by paying $400. Oh! and, all sorts of malware and trogens etc have been downloaded to my hard drive. I sat back and laughed. I use Webroot to safegaurd my computer, so a quick scan. No threats found etc. So. I often state that the internet can be a very useful tool but also a very dangerous one. With all the privacy laws etc, how do these cranks get our email addresses and how do they gather some bits of our usage?