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4 posts • joined 25 Aug 2010

Phone 7: Another Vista or another XP?

bytesoup
Joke

Does it work with my linux PC?

... well someone had to ask... :-P

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Ofcom imposes new rules on silent callers

bytesoup
Stop

Redirect them to your own automated service

One day I had some spare time...and was in the mood for a sales call...

sales: Hello can I speak to Mr .....

me: Hello, thanks for calling, press 1 for the homeowner, 2 for a operator, 3 to hear these options again.

sales: Hello?

me: Im sorry that is not a valid option, please press star to return to the main menu

sales: Hello can I speak to Mr ....

me: Im sorry that is not a valid option

then the caller hung up :-) I think they knew I was a fake due to the kids howling with laughter in the background.

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Browser security warning lookalike pushes malware

bytesoup
Linux

Its usually the grammar that gives it away

Phrases such as "Warning: Visit this site may harm your computer", instead of "Visiting..." or "...based on your security preference" instead of "...based on your security preferences", usually give it away I find.

Then again your joe average user just clicks away without reading the warnings.. ."I just saw the icon man, and thought it was ok...."

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Scareware solicitors sent to regulator

bytesoup
Grenade

Speculative invoicing

These folks are just playing on peoples shame / guilt / lack of trust with spouse (delete as appropriate) , even if Mr Smith who has a little fling with his fave adult site once or twice a month but has never downloaded Euro Domination 5, he'll pay up as his wife will probably never believe him if she gets wind of it. You can imagine the conversation:

wife: "I cant believe it! now i know why you always like it when we have a quick knee trembler in the kitchen its the rubber gloves your in love with, not me...!!!"

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