"It was Monday night. My wife, Paula and I decided to watch “The Big Country,” a corny classic that we both love. It was a night for the two of us, so I intentionally left the iPhone and iPad in the office upstairs. As I’ve said before, always on is sometimes too much.
I didn’t know that on Monday night, I was still on even as I sat in another room watching cowboys fight a range war. I ignored the phone when it rang, and I was unaware that I getting about a dozen alarmed messages from friends.
After Gregory Peck and Jean Simmons rode off into the sunset, I checked my voice mail. It was Robert Scoble. His terse message altered my reality of the moment. “You’ve been hacked! You should stop visiting dangerous sites.” Then a pause. “You should know better."