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What’s hiding inside this hard drive will terrify you

Viruses and malware offer us ever-evolving threats in an increasingly digital world. Fortunately, Softonic is here to offer sage advice about how to protect yourself from the worst happening and what to do should a malicious piece of code ever find its way onto your hard drive. Sometimes, however, we’re stumped. There is no software solution to some problems that befall us in this very modern world. U.S. TSA (Transportation Security and Administration) agent Neville Flynn came up against such a problem when he was inspecting a hard drive recently at Miami International Airport.

A traveler was trying to board a plane to Barbados when Flynn decided he should she was carrying. Inside, he found a nylon stocking that had been used to hide a baby python. Yep, a woman was trying to use an external hard drive to smuggle a snake onto a plane. A motherfu@*in snake onto a motherfu!@in plane.

Agent Neville Flynn would be extremely proud of our officers at the Miami International Airport (MIA). You see, Agent Flynn has HAD IT with snakes on planes, and our officers prevented a young Ball Python from flying the friendly skies this past Sunday. … A traveler on her way to the Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) in Barbados attempted to smuggle the snakelet inside of an external hard drive packed in her checked bag. If you think airplane seats can feel constricting, imagine how this little guy felt! Talk about bad memories! … While the python itself posed no danger to anyone on the aircraft, an organic item concealed inside electronics raises security concerns, which is why our officers took a closer look. … The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service ( @USFWS ) was notified. They responded and took possession of the snake and cited the traveler. Both the traveler and the snake missed their flight. … Conversationally, this python had not gone full monty. It was wearing a nylon stocking. … #SnakesOnPlane #SnakesAlmostOnAPlane #MIA #BGI #Miami #Barbados

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Honestly, no matter what type of problem you have with your PC, Mac, smartphone, or tablet, come to us and we will be able to help you solve it. We draw the line at snakes, however. Snakes are where Softonic taps out.

Softonic can help you if you have a virus, nasty malware, or ransomware to deal with. We can help you if your PC is too slow, your smartphone is too old, your Wi-Fi won’t work, or if you want to learn all the keyboard shortcuts for your Mac. If need any type of Software solution, Softonic can help you. We can’t help you if you have a snake in your hard drive. Definitely not, and we’re not even sorry that we can’t help. Not one bit.

Oh yeah, in case you were wondering. Both the lady who was carrying the hard drive and the snake that was hiding inside it missed their flight to Barbados!

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