Tuesday, August 12, 2014

line

IMG_7704 Ever since Satoshi changed over to the iPhone, he and I have been using an app called "LINE".

It uses very little data and you can make free calls with it to others who have the app. You can also call people who don't have the app or to people who have land lines but the call will cost a small fee.

A bad thing with this app is that if you try to call someone who uses the app but the person doesn't pick up, you can't leave a voice message for them.

A nice thing about this app is that you can also chat (text) with someone who also has the app. It is good for Satoshi and I because we are with different carriers.

In Japan, if you are not with the same carrier they charge you different rates for texting, emails and calling another carrier.

So the other day, he texts me this...

S: "Are your email address and passwords okay?"
K: "think so why?"
S: "Big hacking happened"
K: "where?" then I try calling him but he is on the train, so we end the call
S: "Is it only in Europe"
K: in Japanese "I don't know what you are talking about"
S: he calls me

Turns out he was listening to a podcast and they were talking about the time when Internet Explorer was hacked and everyone was told to change their passwords.

I told him this was quite a while back.

So, he says, "oh sorry, I thought it was happening now"

Anxiety level rose a little with that one but at least all was well...sigh.

6 comments:

Rona Y said...

Well, it was nice he was concerned for you!

btw, I've been stocking up on chocolates to send you (for a few months now!). I sure hope they'll still be good by the time it's cool enough to send them! (think October should be OK?)

K and S said...

true Rona :) aw you are sweet! October should be fine!

Take care:)
Kat

K said...

Haha I'm glad that it turned out to be a past issue!

Rowena said...

As much as I appreciate technology, I'm glad I don't have to deal with any of that. Google and all the rest keep asking me to update my account with my cellphone info, but excuse me if I choose not to even own one. Never even heard of the hacking incident!

KirkK said...

That's funny Kat! So I suppose you're the Tech Support for the family, eh?

K and S said...

me too K!

I'll never put in my cell number Rowena, only to have them "accidently leak" it somewhere :p

Kirk, yup :0

Take care everyone!
Kat