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Dialers Being Used On Mobile Phones


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#1 buddy215

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 07:57 PM

Cybercriminals revive old scams to target smartphones

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8459898.stm
..........As mobile phones get more sophisticated, hi-tech criminals are dusting off some old tricks.

Security companies have noticed a rise in trojans known as diallers that used to be popular during the days of dial-up net access.

On a smartphone the diallers are being used to call premium rate lines leaving victims with a big bill.

Experts say the diallers are proving popular as a quick way for criminals to cash in. .......
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 11:18 AM

Do I feel safe, I still use a old black rotary phone with a 4 pin plug. I still works just fine but it's a bit heavy. Thanks buddy215 for the information. By the way I just bookmarked BBC News, great site.




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