Microsoft chief of security hit by rogue dialler scam
Microsoft UK's recently appointed chief security advisor, Ed Gibson, has admitted to being hit by that lowliest of online scams - the rogue dialler. The scams are seen as mainly affecting the lowest rung of Internet users - beginners using dial-up connections without basic security software, such as a firewall, that would prevent infection or alert them to the dialler's activities. However, broadband users can also be affected via back-up modem connections.
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