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internet dial up numbers

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by DannyS, Oct 25, 2001.

  1. DannyS

    DannyS Second Unit

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    when on the internet, is it possible for you pc to have it's dial up number changed by a "dubious" adult sites? For example: I'm in the UK and my friends son says that whilst on then net , the pc was "tricked" into dialling 0906 (£1 a minute)premium rate numbers whilst surfing. he syas it was an "adult site" that did it. is this possible?
     
  2. Rob Gillespie

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    I've seen dodgy sites try to download and install 'dialer' apps that could do exactly what you describe. Obviously I've never actually accepted them so I can't say if they add a new Dialup Networking service or just change the one you already have. Either way, theoretically the next time you dial up you could be using their lines at extortionate rates.
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