[ILUG] Fwd: Modem hijacking information from UTV Internet
conor.daly at oceanfree.net
Mon Oct 25 11:10:36 IST 2004
>From the sound of this, it is, once again, an MS Windows only problem.
Can anyone say whether linux systems could be affected by this?
The basis of the hijack is that an autodialler is installed on your system
or your internet settings are permanently changed by such a website so
presumably my diald connect script or your wvdial.conf won't be changed...
----- Forwarded message from UTV Internet <support at u.tv> -----
From: "UTV Internet" <support at u.tv>
To: "UTV Internet Subscriber" <do-not-reply at u.tv>
Subject: Modem hijacking information from UTV Internet
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2004 09:20:41 +0100
Following on from our recent communication on modem hijacking, and
ongoing discussions with the Commission for Communications Regulation,
we would like to provide some advice on this topic.
Modem hijacking occurs when a web site you visit purposely disconnects
you from your Internet Service Provider and reconnects you to the
Internet through an international or premium rate number, which may
result in increased call charges. Websites that contain premium
content such as music, gaming, adult content or images generally
facilitate this practice.
- ----- End forwarded message -----
Conor Daly <conor.daly at oceanfree.net>
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