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Homer
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Post by Homer »

Sid_the_Squid wrote: Anyway I decided to have some fun with them, they made me look at the event viewer, told me all the logged messages were due to many different viruses on my pc, and to go to their web site give them remote control and they will fix it.. how nice..
Same routine they asked me to go through.

On one occasion I had my netbook out, which runs Linux, the conversation went like this.

caller: can you see the start button in the lower left of your screen?
me: I'm using Linux, I don't have a start button.
caller: can you see the start button in the lower left of your screen?
me: I don't have a start button.
caller: can you see the start button in the lower left of your screen?
me: I don't have a start button.
caller: can you see the start button in the lower left of your screen?
me: I don't have a start button.
caller: can you see the start button in the lower left of your screen?
me: I don't have a start button.
caller: can you see the start button in the lower left of your screen?
me: I don't have a start button.
caller: can you see the start button in the lower left of your screen?
me: I don't have a start button.
caller: can you see the start button in the lower left of your screen?
me: yeeessss :roll: I see the start button. *sigh* :roll:
caller (unphased): can you click on the start button.

For those who don't know Linux, it's a bit like a Xantia owner being told he needs new shock absorbers. Or a diesel owner being told his spark plugs need regapping. :wink:
Sid_the_Squid
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Post by Sid_the_Squid »

Lol. Wondered how they would handle Linux or osx environment,
I had planned to try and trap them by allowing them to gain control of a virtual pc session, running a packet sniffer find their ip address and see if they have any exploits ;)