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Re: Watch out for this one

Postby Ghost » Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:04 pm

oh hum I get the most interesting scam mail
got this from my Paypal account

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Re: Watch out for this one

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:24 pm

I learned about a new threat today - Shellshock. Apparently Linux and Apple users are particularly under threat.
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Re: Watch out for this one

Postby Ghost » Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:32 pm

ah that explains the urgent update when I checked my computers update system this morning :?
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Re: Watch out for this one

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:56 pm

That's be about for a couple of weeks now Tony not only the first real threat to Linux and Macs but also windows, and they are all scrambling about for a patch, end of Linux etc being relatively safe from hackers. :x Once the script kiddies get hold of it there will be more mutations.
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Re: Watch out for this one

Postby Penfold » Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:03 pm

I'm fairly sure about this one.

I just had an unsolicited phone call from someone claiming to be from "Windows" and wanting to check on problems reported by my computer re a couple of recent crashes (all I've had was a game crash and a photographic program crashing unexpectedly). The screen where it says "The program has stopped responding, Windows is checking for a solution", (or words to that effect) would just go into a loop and I ended up cancelling the search for a solution.

Anyway, the fellow on the other end of my phone asked me to access my PC so he could go through the solution with me. I refused and hung up (my normal practise for unsolicited calls wanting personal information, etc.). There was also something in his tone that made me suspicious in that he sounded like he was trying to read from a script when introducing himself as well (and the fact he didn't call/ask for me by name either).

Does anyone know whether Microsoft contact people by phone without being asked first or is it a scam? I suspect the latter which, when you follow their instructions, freezes your PC until you pay money to have it unfrozen. :think:
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Re: Watch out for this one

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:04 pm

Penners Msoft never ever phone anyone about a problem, you did the right thing in hanging up.
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Re: Watch out for this one

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:57 pm

This is a pretty well know scam, Penners. They show you what appears to be a whole bunch of error notices and then upload something that is supposed to get rid of them. That's when it starts to cost you.

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Re: Watch out for this one

Postby Penfold » Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:03 pm

It's pretty much what I thought but if they are doing the rounds again (don't know if they ever went away actually) it doesn't hurt to remind people. :D
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Re: Watch out for this one

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:03 pm

This one shows you the sort of stuff they do to you. It's a lot clearer.

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Re: Watch out for this one

Postby Penfold » Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:20 pm

Actually the person who phoned me sounded just like the Indian scammer in the video. :lol:
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Re: Watch out for this one

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:29 pm

I get a lot of calls at mum's from "Microsoft". Heavily accented people calling about "your computer".

I just say "That's clever. I haven't got one".

They usually hang up.
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Re: Watch out for this one

Postby Quatermass » Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:26 pm

There are rare circumstances where Microsoft will call you:

Will Microsoft ever call me?

There are some cases where Microsoft will work with your Internet service provider and call you to fix a malware-infected computer—such as during the recent cleanup effort begun in our botnet takedown actions. These calls will be made by someone with whom you can verify you already are a customer. You will never receive a legitimate call from Microsoft or our partners to charge you for computer fixes.


http://www.microsoft.com/security/onlin ... scams.aspx

I'd say, hang up. If you're unsure, then ring Microsoft Support itself to make absolutely sure.
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Re: Watch out for this one

Postby chillicamper » Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:57 am

I keep them on the phone a couple of minutes clicking the mouse (with the computer switched off). Then when they get frustrated that I seem totally inept on a computer I ask them where the on button is. If they don't get fed up at this point then I really have fun and pretend to have confused the computer with the microwave or something similar. I see it as a fun evenings entertainment ;) :roll: :lol:
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Re: Watch out for this one

Postby cols » Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:01 am

:lol: :lol: I get at least 5 calls a month. I just hang up now.
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Re: Watch out for this one

Postby wicked woman » Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:13 am

cols wrote::lol: :lol: I get at least 5 calls a month. I just hang up now.

Me too. But then there's the Lifestyle Survey, and all the other idiots. :evil:
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