internet dial up numbers

DannyS

Second Unit
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Jul 9, 2001
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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?
 

Rob Gillespie

Cinematographer
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Joined
Aug 17, 1998
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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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